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Gas, Gasoline and Oil Engines: An Up to Date Book on the Subject of Explosive Motor Power by  Gardner D Hiscox - Hardcover - 10th Edition, Reset, Revised and Elnarged - 1902 - from The Bookworm and Biblio.com

Gas, Gasoline and Oil Engines: An Up to Date Book on the Subject of Explosive Motor Power

by Hiscox, Gardner D

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New York: Norman W Henley, 1902. Hardbound . 10th Edition, Reset, Revised and Elnarged. BINDING/CONDITION: burgundy cloth; this is strictly a working copy; the front hinge is nearly completely separated; a damp stain affects the bottom portion of the text block; the two free endpapers, plus the two adjacent leaves are browning badly; the rest of the text block is in very good condition (other than previously mentioned stain). Features 312 black and white illustrations, which include photo plates, detailed technical drawings, simple drawings, and diagrams. Originally published in 1897, this is the 10th edition of 1902. In the preface of this edition, the author explains that he has revised the former editions and added \'\'much new matter that shows progress in design, especially in the atomizing and vaporization of fuel elements, together with extended discussions on the management and care of explosive motors, with fully illustrated and described methods of ignition by the electric current and its generation.\'\' The lengthy subtitle reads: \'\'Descriptive of the theory and power of internal combustion engines, illustrating their design, construction, and operation. For: Stationary, marine, and vehicle motive power. A work designed for the general information of every one interested in the new and popular prime-mover, and its adaptations to the increasing demand for a cheap, safe, and easily managed motive power for all purposes. Giving the construction and details of nearly every type of American gas, gasoline, and oil engine.\'\' Technical drawings from a variety of sources, including work by F King, Murray, Palmer, Manz, Swain, the Chicago Engraving Co, and others. 8vo (about 9.25 inches tall) 411 pages + ads. Patents, index. Decorated endpapers.
  • Bookseller: The Bookworm US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 061382
  • Title: Gas, Gasoline and Oil Engines: An Up to Date Book on the Subject of Explosive Motor Power
  • Author: Hiscox, Gardner D
  • Format/binding: Hardbound
  • Book condition: Used
  • Edition: 10th Edition, Reset, Revised and Elnarged
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Norman W Henley
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1902

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