The Boys' Book of Engine-Building

The Boys' Book of Engine-Building : How to Make Steam, Hot Air and Gas Engines and How They Work, Told in Simple Language and by Clear Pictures (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Boys' Book of Engine-Building: How to Make Steam, Hot Air and Gas Engines and How They Work, Told in Simple Language and by Clear Pictures He built his third engine when he was fifteen; the main parts of this he cast in Babbitt metal and he made the boiler of inch thick sheet iron which he hammered into shape and riveted to gether at the forge of a genial blacksmith. The heads of this boiler were made of two wooden disks and these were tied in place by passing four iron rods through them and held on with a couple of nuts. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 276 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 15mm | 372g
  • Forgotten Books
  • English
  • 104 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 1333192363
  • 9781333192365
  • 893,851

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