Amateur Mechanics

Amateur Mechanics

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...application of artistic ornamentation, without giving offence. To attempt to place such architectural ornamentation upon the small surfaces and shapes even of the largest machinery is not only questionable but in almost every case detrimental to the uses and construction of the machine or engine. In only very few cases has the attempt at architectural ornamentation been what might be considered at all successful. Where no attempt has been made to add architectural elaboration and ornamentation to individual requirement of machine design, there has marked success been attained. As examples of this success, continues the "American Engineer, ' we have only to look to the engines of the ocean steamships, where a maximum of usefulness and minimum of material has been aimed at and most successfully accomplished; to the large pumping engines scattered throughout the country; to the steam pumps, that have almost reached the confines of perfection; and finally to the better class of stationary engine, whether it be the horizontal or the vertical. Simplicity of design, the adaptation and location of the several parts, is all that is necessary to develop appropriate beauty and elegance. The aim of the designer need only be the accomplishment of a successful result; outside ornamentation may be left to the imitator.---MODEL ENGINE CONSTRUCTION. By G. Sumner. will leave Jin. to flange over for riveting. The other plate must be cut as fig. 2. The oval hole in fig. i seen that only one large tube passes from fire box to smoke box, instead of a number of small ones. It has been found that for small models, intended to burn charcoal, one large tube gives better results than a number of smaller tubes. The first thmg will be to get some sheet copper, No. i6 or...show more

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  • Paperback | 430 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 22mm | 762g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236543165
  • 9781236543165