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The Gas Engine. How to Make and Use It.

Warwick, B. P.

Published by Bubier Publishing; Lynn, Massachusetts, 1897
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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First edition. Scarce. A wonderful little book with substantial 'how-to', technical and comparitive information about early small gasoline engines. Very nice figures (technical drawings), including one pull-out. 25 figures plus the pull-out illustration. Green cloth-covered boards with black lettering on spine and front board, decorations on front board, 6 1/2 x 4 inches, 67 pp. plus illustration list, index and advertisements in rear. Decorated light green endpapers. Very good (previous owner's small printed label pasted to bottom of front board; same owner's name and Washington, D.C. address in ink on a front endpaper, dated Apr. 7 '98). Contents: History of the Gas Engine; The Bisschop Non-Compressing Gas Engine; The Day Gas Engine; The Sintz Gas Engine; The Olin Gas Engine; How to Make The Warwick Gas Engine; The Wadsworth-Warwick Marine Gasoline Engine; The Fairbanks-Morse Gas and Gasoline Engine; The American Otto Gas Engine; How to Make a Carburetor for a Gasoline Engine; How to Make a Simple Electric Igniter; The Hornsby-Akroyd Oil Engine; The Birkholz or Raymond Improved Engine. Illustrations: Bisschop Engine (Sectional Elevation); Section of Bisschop Piston Valve; Bisschop Ignitor; Improved Bisschop Engine - Plan of base; Sectional Elevation of Bisschop Engine; Bisschop Engine Indicator Diagram; Day Engine, Sectional Elevation; Day Engine, Indicator Diagram; Sintz Engine; Olin Engine; Warwick Engine; Warwick Engine (2 h.p.), Sectional View; Crank Disk to Warwick Engine; Combination Inlet and Exhaust valve to Warwick Engine, Sectional View (two horse power); Pedestals to Warwick Engine; Wadsworth-Warwick Simplex Engine (Back Elevation); Wadsworth-Warwick Simplex Engine (Side Elevation); Wadsworth-Warwick Simplex Engine (Sectional Plan); Admission Valves, Air Governor, etc., (Sectional Plan) Wadsworth-Warwick Simplex Engine; Crank Pin to Wadsworth-Warwick Simplex Engine; Fairbanks-Morse Engine; American Otto Engine; Carbureter for Warwick Gasoline Engine; Hornsby-Akroyd Oil Engine; Birkholz or Raymond Improved Engine; Insert plate of working drawings and general dimensions of the Wadsworth-Warwick Gas Engine opposite page 40 (actually tipped onto page 43). 'It is only a matter of time when the prejudice that, as usual, exists against any innovation, the ungrounded fear of explosions and other difficulties, will be overcome and the superiority of the gas engine over the wasteful steam engine and boiler will be established. The unsightly smoke stacks belching forth smoke and soot, will be relegated to the scrap heap, and the iron will be used to construct more useful machines. The atmosphere of our manufacturing cities will be as clear as that of the country. The cost of producing power will be so reduced that the beggar may ride, and in the next decade the steam engine will occupy the same relative position to the gas engine that the flint and steel now do to the lucifer match, the tallow dip to the electric light, the stage coach to the bicycle, motor cycle, or the modern electric street cars, and civilization will record another grand stride toward the millennium.' (3214002). Bookseller Inventory # 383

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Title: The Gas Engine. How to Make and Use It.

Publisher: Bubier Publishing; Lynn, Massachusetts

Publication Date: 1897

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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