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Steam Engines Books & Ephemera
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:
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Quarto. 1232 pages, profusely illustrated. Hardcover. Bound in black cloth-covered boards stamped in gilt on spine with title and date and blind... Read more
'Drawings of Maps' is one of the best pre-Civil War reports on American railroads, offering details on specific train lines in New York and New England area routes. The numerous diagrams and folding illustrations depict suspension bridges, locomotive coal engines, as well as the trains themselves.
Item number: #12955
Drawings of maps, bridges, profiles, coal burning locomotives, chairs,... Read more
A rare, late 19th-century work on trains and locomotives! This book, by Matthias Forney, includes six fascinating folding illustrations depicting locomotives. Forney was an American locomotive designer and builder and was most known for this book, in which he is recognized as the utmost authority on the construction of the steam locomotive.
Item number: #9656
FORNEY, Matthias N
Catechism of the locomotive
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