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Norris's hand-book for locomotive engineers and machinists by  Septimus NORRIS - Hardcover - 1864 - from Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books (SKU: 9356)

Norris's hand-book for locomotive engineers and machinists

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Norris's hand-book for locomotive engineers and machinists

by NORRIS, Septimus

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  • Hardcover
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1864 Civil War RAILROAD Locomotive Engineer Norris Steam Engine Illustrated

A rare 1864 printing of 'Norris's Hand-book for Locomotive Engineers and Machinists' by Septimus Norris with help from his brother William Norris who was the first to build a locomotive in America and the first engineer to attempt to surmount the Inclined Plane across the Schuylkill. Norris wrote this work as a teaching manual to all those who would be interested in the science of mechanics. He discusses:

· Areas of Circles, Diameters, and Circumferences

· Boiler Locomotive

· Elasticity of Cast Iron and Wrought

· Conic Sections

· Rods, Cylinders, and Valves of Locomotives

· Feed Pumps of Locomotives

· Fractional Parts of an Inch

· Friction

· Levers

· Railways

· Safety Valves

· Steam Engine

· And more!

This 1864 edition includes two full page engraved illustrations of a locomotive bullt by the Amoskeac Manufacturing Company and a locomotive built by the Norris brothers for the Syracuse and Utica railroads and numerous mathematical tables throughout!

Item number: #9356

Price: $499

NORRIS, Septimus

Norris's hand-book for locomotive engineers and machinists

Philadelphia: H.C. Baird, 1864.


Details:

· Collation: Complete with all pages

o 302, [27]

o Intext illustrations throughout

· Language: English

· Binding: Cloth; tight and secure

· Size: ~7.5in X 5in (19cm x 12.5cm)

· Very rare and desirable

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Bookseller
Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
9356
Title
Norris's hand-book for locomotive engineers and machinists
Author
NORRIS, Septimus
Format/Binding
Cloth; tight and secure
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Quantity-available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
H.C. Baird
Place of Publication
Philadelphia
Date Published
1864
Keywords
1864 Civil War RAILROAD Locomotive Engineer Norris Steam Engine Illustratedrare, antique, old, first edition, 1st state, provenance, signed, inscribed, dust jacket, vellum, manuscript, engravings, illustrations, leather, plates, maps, antiquarian

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