Continuous, revolving drawbridges: the principles of their construction and the calculation of the ...

Continuous, revolving drawbridges: the principles of their construction and the calculation of the strains in them. With more especial reference to the designing of continuous panel girders of this description.

Herschel, Clemens.

Published by Little, Brown & Co., Boston, 1875
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"This little book, in its original shape, was a paper written for the American Society of Civil Engineers" (preface). Very much a technical work of importance for bridge engineers as attested to by its provenance (see below), this book addresses the dramatic innovations in American drawbridge engineering that began at the end of the 1860s. The text is illustrated with 19 in-text wood-engraved cuts and => 10 "heliotype" plates at the rear. Throughout the text are lengthy mathematical proofs and calculations, with the whole supported at the end by "a list of books and articles in technical journals, relating to the subject of continuous girders (in part or in whole), in the German, French, and English languages, published between 1854 and 1874" (pp. 52?54). Provenance: Ex?Franklin Institute Library (its on-site sale 1986) with its bookplate, lending rules, and stamps. 8vo (24 cm; 8.5"). 54 pp., x leaves of plates (9 fold.). Illus. Publisher's pebbled brown cloth, stamped in blind and gilt on front cover and gilt on spine; top of spine pulled with a chip. Fore-, top, and bottom edges of book and all odd-numbered pages with the library's stamp, and even-numbered pages with offset from the stamps; titIe-page and one other leaf with a perforation-stamp. A testament to why 19th-century librarians were so often called enemies of books. Bookseller Inventory # 35448

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Title: Continuous, revolving drawbridges: the ...

Publisher: Little, Brown & Co., Boston

Publication Date: 1875

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