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    DescriptionFrom the devices that power ships and trains to the workings of clocks, typewriters, and guns, this engrossing visual narrative profiles the specific and unique properties of hundreds of mechanical devices. Nearly 1,000 detailed illustrations depict steam-powered appliances, spring-powered devices, hydraulic equipment, and other machines, many of which remain in common use today. Each apparatus features a detailed line drawing and an informative explanation of its workings and uses. A final chapter chronicles 400 years of impassioned but futile searching for a perpetual motion machine.The companion to Dover's "1800 Mechanical Movements, Devices and Appliances, "this volume features fewer but more complex machines than its predecessor. Today's readers--especially engineers, inventors, and other mechanically inclined individuals--will find endless fascination and inspiration among the novelty and variety of these ingenious mechanical designs.

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    Mechanical Appliances, Mechanical Movements and Novelties of Construction
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Gardner Dexter Hiscox
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 142 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 499 g
    ISBN 13: 9780486468860
    ISBN 10: 0486468860

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TEC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S9.9T
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26000
    B&T Merchandise Category: SCI
    B&T General Subject: 710
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 41
    Ingram Subject Code: TE
    BIC subject category V2: TGB
    DC22: 621
    BISAC V2.8: SCI041000
    DC21: 621
    Libri: I-TE
    LC subject heading:
    Abridged Dewey: 621
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: TEC046000, DES009000
    LC classification: TJ181 .H7 2008
    Thema V1.0: TGB
    Dover Publications Inc.
    Imprint name
    Dover Publications Inc.
    Publication date
    28 November 2008
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Table of contents
    Mechanical Power LeverTransmission of PowerMeasurement of Power, SpringsGeneration of Power, SteamSteam Power AppliancesExplosive Motor Power and AppliancesHydraulic Power and AppliancesAir-Power Motors and AppliancesGas and Air-Gas Devices, etc.Electric Power and DevicesNavigation, Vessels, Marine Appliances, etc.Road and Vehicle Devices, etc.Railway Devices and Appliances, etc.Gearing and Gear Motion, etc.Motion and Controlling Devices, etc.Horological Time Devices, etc.Mining Devices and AppliancesMill and Factory Appliances and Tools, etc.Textile and Manufacturing Devices, etc.Engineering and Construction, etc.Miscellaneous DevicesDraughting DevicesPerpetual Motion