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The Newcomen Society for the study of the history of engineering and technology. Transactions. 76 vols. [in 50 pts.].

Newcomen Society.

Published by Newcomen Society, 1922-2006., London:, 1922
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76 vols. in 50 [volumes], lacking vols. II and XLIX. 8vo. Vol. I is a 1934 reprint. Mixture of library cloth bindings, quarter vellum over cloth boards (40) and paper wrappers (9), hard bound volumes t.e.g. Burndy bookplates. Fine. Named after Thomas Newcomen (1664-1729), the inventor of the "fire engine" or steam engine, the Newcomen Society presents and publishes historical articles on the invention and development of mechanical technology. The society is the world's oldest learned society devoted to the study of the history of engineering and technology, is based in London and is concerned with all branches of engineering: civil, mechanical, electrical, structural, aeronautical, marine, chemical and manufacturing. Invention of the steam engine is often considered the catalyst which enabled The Industrial Revolution, and is therefore of paramount importance. There are examples of Newcomen engines in the Science Museum (London) and the Ford Museum, Dearborn amongst other places. Perhaps the last Newcomen-style engine to be used commerciallyâ"and the last still remaining on its original siteâ"is at Elsecar, near Barnsley in South Yorkshire. The set consists of: Volumes I, III-XLVIII, L-76. Every volume contains numerous plates of inventions and machines. Among the thousands of papers presented are ones on the topics of: Coal gas production for lighting, Diagrams for the "Stourbridge Lion" & a history of Richard Trevithick, inventor of the locomotive, Agricola's three-stage water pump, von Guericke's air pump, various steam engine designs, devices for raising water (pumps, windmills, screws, etc.), Early steam-powered vehicles, Mechanical refrigeration, Investigation of the Sutton Hoo burial site, Invention of viscose rayon, Development of postal franking machines, and the scientific basis for Leonardo da Vinci's work in technology. Bookseller Inventory # S10054

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Title: The Newcomen Society for the study of the ...

Publisher: Newcomen Society, 1922-2006., London:

Publication Date: 1922

Binding: Soft cover

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