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CROSBY LOCKWOOD & SON'S
Catalogue of Scientific, Technical and
Industrial Books .
PAGE MECHANICAL ENGINEERING 1 CARPENTRY & TIMBER
28 CIVIL ENGINEERING
10 DECORATIVE ARTS. MARINE ENGINEERING, &c. 17 NATURAL SCIENCE
82 MINING & METALLURGY 19 CHEMICAL MANUFACTURES
84 COLLIERY WORKING, &c. 21 INDUSTRIAL ARTS
86 ELECTRICITY 23 COMMERCE, TABLES, &c.
41 ARCHITECTURE & BUILDING 25 AGRICULTURE & GARDENING 48 SANITATION & WATER SUPPLY 27 AUCTIONEERING, VALUING, &c. 46
LAW & MISCELLANEOUS... 47
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, &c.
THE MECHANICAL ENGINEER'S POCKET-BOOK.
Comprising Tables, Formulæ, Rules, and Data: A Handy Book of Reference for Daily Use in Engineering Practice. By D. KINNEAR CLARK, M. Inst. C.E., Fourth Edition. Small 8vo, 700 pp., bound in flexible Leather Cover, rounded corners
6/0 SUMMARY OF CONTENTS:--MATHEMATICAL TABLES.--MEASUREMENT OF SUR. FACES AND SOLIDS.-ENGLISH AND FOREIGN WEIGHTS AND MEASURES.-MONEYS.SPECIFIC GRAVITY, WEIGHT, AND VOLUME.-MANUFACTURED METALS.-STEEL PIPES - BOLTS AND NUTS. - SUNDRY ARTICLES IN WROUGHT AND CAST IRON, COPPER BRASS, LEAD, TIN, ZINC.-STRENGTH OF TIMBER.-STRENGTH OF CAST IRON.STRENGTH OF WROUGHT IRON.-STRENGTH
STEEL.TENSILE STRENGTH OP COPPER, LEAD, &c.-RESISTANCE OF STONES AND OTHER BUILDING MATERIALS.RIVETED JOINTS IN BOILER PLATES.-BOILER SHELLS.-WIRE ROPES AND HEMP ROPES.-CHAINS AND CHAIN CABLES.-FRAMING.-HARDNESS OF METALS, ALLOYS, AND STONES.-LABOUR OF ANIMALS.-MECHANICAL PRINCIPLES. GRAVITY AND FALL OF BODIES.-ACCELERATING AND RETARDING FORCES.-MILL GEARING, SHAFTING, &c.TRANSMISSION OF MOTIVE POWER.-HEAT.-COMBUSTION: FUELS.-WARMING, VENTI. LATION, COOKING STOVES.-STEAM.--STEAM ENGINES AND BOILERS.-RAILWAYS.TRAMWAYS.-STEAM SHIPS.-PUMPING STEAM ENGINES AND PUMPS.-COAL GAS, GAS ENGINES, &c.-AIR IN MOTION.--COMPRESSED AIR.--HOT AIR ENGINES.--WATER POWER.-SPEED OF CUTTING TOOLS.--COLOURS.-ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING.
"Mr. Clark manifests what is an innate perception of what is likely to be useful in a pocket. book, and he is really unrivalled in the art of condensation. It is very difficult to hit upon any mechanical engineering subject concerning which this work supplies no information, and the excellent index at the end adds to its utility. In one word, it is an exceedingly handy and efficient tool, possessed of which the engineer will be saved many a wearisome calculation, or yet more wearisome hunt through various text-books and treatises, and, as such, we can heartily recommend it to our readers." - The Engineer.
"It would be found difficult to compress more matter within a similar compass, or produce a book of 650 pages which should be more compact or convenient for pocket reference. i . . Will be appreciated by mechanical engineers of all classes."-Practical Engineer L.
MR. HUTTON'S PRACTICAL HANDBOOKS.
THE WORKS' MANAGER'S HANDBOOK.
Comprising Modern Rules, Tables, and Data. For Engineers, Millwrights, and Boiler Makers ; Tool Makers, Machinists, and Metal Workers; Iron and Brass Founders, &c. By W. S. HUTTON, Civil and Mechanical Engineer, Author of "The Practical Engineer's Handbook." Sixth Edition, carefully Revised, with Additions. In One handsome Volume, medium 8vo, strongly bound.
[Just Published. 1510 The Author having compiled Rules and Data for his own use in a great variety of modern engineering work, and having found his notes extremely useful, decided to publish them-revised to date-believing that a practical work, suited to the daily REQUIREMENTS OF MODERN ENGINEERS, would be favourably received.
"Of this edition we may repeat the appreciative remarks we made upon the first and third. Since the appearance of the latter very considerable modifications have been made, although the total numher of pages remains almost the same. It is a very useful collection of rules, tables, and workshop and drawing office data."– The Engineer, May 10, 1895.
"The author treats every subject from the point of view of one who has collected workshop notes for application in workshop practice, rather than from the theoretical or literary aspect. The volume contains a great deal of that kind of information which is gained only by practical
experience, and is seldom written in books." - The Engineer, June 5. 1885.
" The volume is an exceedingly useful one, brimful with engineer's notes, memoranda, and rules, and well worthy of being on every mechanical engineer's bookshelf."- Mechanical World, "The information is precisely that likely to be required in practice
... The work forms a desirable addition to the library not only of the works' manager, but of any one connected with general engineering."-Mining Journal.
" Brimful of useful information, stated in a concise form, Mr. Hutton's books have met a pressing want among engineers. The book must prove extremely useful to every practical man possessing a copy."-Practical Engineer.
THE PRACTICAL ENGINEER'S HANDBOOK.
Comprising a Treatise on Modern Engines and Boilers, Marine, Locomotive, and Stationary. And containing a large collection of Rules and Practical Data relating to Recent Practice in Designing and Constructing all kinds of Engines, Boilers, and other Engineering work. The whole constituting a com. prehensive Key to the Board of Trade and other Examinations for Certificates of Competency in Modern Mechanical Engineering. By WALTER S. HUTTON, Civil and Mechanical Engineer, Author of "The Works' Manager's Handbook for Engineers," &c. With upwards of 370 Illustrations.
Fifth Edition, Revised with Additions. Medium 8vo, nearly 500 pp., strongly bound.
[Just Published. 18/0 This work is designed as a companion Author's “WORKS' Manager's HANDBOOK." It possesses many new and features, and con. tains, like its predecessor, a quantity of matter not originally ntended for publication, but collected by the Author for his own use in the c nstruc on of a great variety of MODERN ENGINEERING WORK.
The information is given in a condensed and concise form, and is illustrated by upwards of 370 Woodcuts; and comprises a quantity of tabulated matter of great value to all engaged in designing, constructing, or estimating for ENGINES, BOILERS, and OTHER ENGINEERING WORK.
"We have kept it at hand for several weeks, referring to it as occasion arose, and we have not on a single occasion consulted its pages without finding the information of we were in quest." -Athenaum.
" A thoroughly good practical handbook, which no engineer can go through without learning something that will be of service to him."- Marine Engineer.
" An excellent book of reference for engineers, and a valuable text-book for students of engineering."-Scotsman.
" This valuable manual embodies the results and experience of the leading authorities on mechanical engineering."-Building News.
"The author has collected together a surprising quantity of rules and practical data, and has shown much judgment in the selections he has made,
There is no doubt that this book is one of the most useful of its kind published, and will be a very popular compendium."--Engineet:
"A mass of information set down in simple language, and in such a form that it can be easily referred to at any time. The matter is uniformly good and well chosen, and is greatly elucidated by the illustrations. The book will find its way on to most engineers' shelves, where it will rank as one of the most useful books of reference."-Practical Engineer
"Full of useful information, and should be found on the office shelf of all practical engineers, -English Mechanic.
MR. HUTTON'S PRACTICAL HANDBOOKS-continued.
STEAM BOILER CONSTRUCTION.
A Practical Handbook for Engineers, Boiler-Makers, and Steam Users. Containing a large Collection of Rules and Data relating to Recent Practice in the Design, Construction, and Working of all kinds of Stationary, Locomotive, and Marine Steam-Boilers. By WALTER S. HUTTON, Civil and Mechanical Engineer, Author of "The Works' Manager's Handbook," "The Practical Engineer's Handbook," &c. With upwards of 500 Illustrations. Third Edition, Revised and much Enlarged, medium 8vo, cloth . . 18/0
This WORK is issued in continuation of the Series of Handbooks written by the Author, viz. :-“The WorkS' MANAGER'S HANDBOOK " and "THE PRACTICAL ENGINEER'S HANDBOOK," which are so highly appreciated by engineers for the practical nature of their information; and is consequently written in the same style as those works.
The Author believes that the concentration, in a convenient form for easy reference, of such a large amount of thoroughly practical information on SteamBoilers, will be of considerable service to those for whom it is intended, and he trusts the book may be deemed worthy of as favourable a reception as has been accorded to its predecessors.
“One of the best, if not the best, books on boilers that has ever been published. The infor. mation is of the right kind, in a simple and accessible form. So far as generation is concerned, this is, undoubtedly, the standard book on steam practice."--Electrical Review.
** Every detail, both in boiler design and management, is clearly laid before the reader. The volume shows that boiler construction has been reduced to the condition of one of the most exact sciences; and such a book is of the utmost value to the fin de siècle Engineer and Works Manager.' - Marine Engineer.
" There has long been room for a modern handbook on steam boilers; there is not that room now, because Mr. Hutton has filled it. It is a thoroughly practical book for those who are occupied in the construction, design, selection, or use of boilers."-Engineer.
“The book is of so important and comprehensive a character that it must find its way into the libraries of every one interested in boiler using or boiler manufacture if they wish to be thoroughly inforned. We strongly recommend the book for the intrinsic value of its contents."- Machinery Market.
PRACTICAL MECHANICS' WORKSHOP COMPANION.
Comprising a great variety of the most useful Rules and Formulæ in Mechanical Science, with numerous Tables of Practical Data and Calculated Results for Facilitating Mechanical Operations. By WILLIAM TEMPLETON, Author of “The Engineer's Practical Assistant," &c., &c. Eighteenth Edition, Revised, Modernised, and considerably Enlarged by WALTER S. HUTTON, C.E., Author of “ The Works' Manager's Handbook," "The Practical Engineer's Handbook," &c. Fcap. 8vo, nearly 500 pp., with 8 Plates and upwards of 250 Illustrative Diagrams, strongly bound for workshop or pocket wear and tear. 6/0
* In its modernised form Hutton's 'Templeton' should have a wide sale, for it contains much valuable information which the mechanic will often find of use, and not a few tables and notes which he might look for in vain in other works. This modernised edition will be appreciated by all who have learned to value the original editions of Templeton.'"-English Mechanic,
" It has met with great success in the engineering workshop, as we can testify; and there are a great many men who, in a great measure, owe their rise in life to this little book."-Building News.
"This familiar text-book-well known to all mechanics and engineers-is of essential service to the every-day requirements of engineers, millwrights, and the various trades connected with engineering and building. The new modernised edition is worth its weight in gold."—Building News. (Second Notice.)
"This well-known and largely used book contains information, brought up to date, of the sort so useful to the foreman and draughtsman. So much fresh information has been introduced as to constitute it practically a new book. It will be largely used in the office and workshop."Mechanical World.
"The publishers wisely entrusted the task of revision of this popular, valuable, and usefu book to Mr. Hutton, than whom a more competent man they could not have found."- Iron.
ENGINEER'S AND MILLWRIGHT'S ASSISTANT.
A Collection of Useful Tables, Rules, and Data. By WILLIAM TEMPLETON.
2/6 "Occupies a foremost place among books of this kind. A more suitable present to an apprentice to any of the mechanical trades could not possibly be made."—Building News.
"A deservedly popular work. It should be in the drawer' of every mechanic."-English Mechanic.
THE MECHANICAL ENGINEER'S REFERENCE BOOK.
For Machine and Boiler Construction. In Two Parts. Part I. GENERAL
PART 1.--MEASURES.-CIRCUMFERENCES AND AREAS, &c., SQUARES, CUBES FOURTH POWERS.-SQUARE AND CUBE ROOTS.-SURFACE OF TUBES.-RECIPROCALS.LOGARITHMS. -- MENSURATION. -SPECIFIC GRAVITIES AND WEIGHTS.--WORK AND POWER, - HEAT. - COMBUSTION. -- EXPANSION AND CONTRACTION, EXPANSION OF GASES.--STEAM.-STATIC FORCES. - GRAVITATION AND ATTRACTION.MOTION AND COMPUTATION OF RESULTING FORCES.-ACCUMULATED WORK.-CENTRE AND RADIUS OP GYRATION.- MOMENT OF INERTIA.-CENTRE OF OSCILLATION.--ELECTRICITY.STRENGTH OF MATERIALS.-ELASTICITY.-TEST SHEETS OF METALS.-FRICTION.TRANSMISSION OF POWER.-FLOW OF LIQUIDS.-FLOW OF GASES.-AIR PUMPS, SURFACE CONDENSERS, &c.-SPEED OF STEAMSHIPS. ---PROPELLERS.-CUTTING TOOLS.--FLANGES. -COPPER SHEETS AND TUBES.-SCREWS, NUTS, BOLT HEADS, &c.-VARIOUS RECIPES AND MISCELLANEOUS MATTER. WITH DIAGRAMS FOR VALVE-GEAR, BELTING AND ROPES, DISCHARGE AND SUCTION PIPES, SCREW PROPELLERS, AND COPPER PIPES.
PART 11.-TREATING OF POWER OF BOILERS.- USEFUL RATIOS.-NOTES ON CONSTRUCTION. - CYLINDRICAL BOILER SHELLS. - CIRCULAR FURNACES. - FLAT PLATES. -STAYS. -GIRDERS. --SCREWS. -- HYDRAULIC TESTS. - RIVETING.-BOILER SETTING, CHIMNEYS, AND MOUNTINGS.-FUELS, &c.-EXAMPLES OF BOILERS AND SPEEDS OF STEAMSHIPS.--NOMINAL AND NORMAL HORSE POWER.- WITH DIAGRAMS FOR ALL BOILER CALCULATIONS AND DRAWINGS OF MANY VARIETIES OF BOILERS.
"The book is one which every mechanical engineer may, with advantage to himself, add to his library."- Industries. "Mr. Foley is well fitted to compile such a work,
The diagrams are a great feature of the work. .. Regarding the whole work, it may be very fairly stated that Mr. Foley has produced a volume which will undoubtedly fulfil the desire of the author and become indispensable to all mechanical engineers." - Marine Engineer.
“We have carefully examined this work, and pronounce it a most excellent reference book for the use of marine engineers."-- Journal of American Society of Naval Engineers. COAL AND SPEED TABLES.
A Pocket Book for Engineers and Steam Users. By Nelson FOLEY, Author of “ The Mechanical Engineer's Reference Book." Pocket-size, cloth. 3/6
"These tables are designed to meet the requirements of every-day use; are of sufficient scope for most practical purposes, and may be commended to engineers and users of steam."--Iron.
TEXT-BOOK ON THE STEAM ENGINE.
With a Supplement on Gas ENGINES, and Part II. on Heat ENGINES. By
** Professor Goodeve has given us a treatise on the steam engine which will bear comparison with anything written by Huxley or Maxwell, and we can award it no higher praise."--Engineer,
" Mr. Goodeve's text-book is a work of which every young engineer should possess himself." - Mning Journal. ON GAS ENGINES.
With Appendix describing a Recent Engine with Tube Igniter. By T. M.
2/6 "Like all Mr. Goodeve's writings, the present is no exception in point of general excellence. It is a valuable little volume." -Mechanical World. A TREATISE ON STEAM BOILERS.
Their Strength, Construction, and Economical Working. By R. WILSON, C.E.
6/0 "The best treatise that has ever been published on steam boilers. -Engineer.
"The author shows himself perfect master of his subject, and we heartily recommend all employing steam power to possess themselves
of the work."-Ryland's Iron Trade Circular, THE MECHANICAL ENGINEER'S COMPANION
of Areas, Circumferences, Decimal Equivalents, in inches and feet, millimetres squares, cubes, roots, &c. ; Weights, Measures, and other Data. Also Practical Rules for Modern Engine Proportions. By R. EDWARDS, M. Inst.C.E. Fcap. 8vo, cloth.
(Just Published. 3/6 "A rery useful little volume. It contains many tables, classified data and memoranda, enerally useful to engineers."-Engineer.
This small book is what it professes to be, viz. :-' a handy office companion,' giving as it does, in a succinct form, a variety of information likely to be required by mechanical engineers in their everyday office work."-Nature.
А HANDBOOK ON THE STEAM ENGINE.
With especial Reference to Small and Medium-sized Engines. For the Use of Engine Makers, Mechanical Draughtsmen, Engineering Students, and users of Steam Power. By HERMAN HAEDER, C.E. Translated from the German with considerable additions and alterations, by H. H. P. PowLES, A.M.I.C.E., M.I.M.E. Second Edition, Revised. With nearly 1,100 Illustrations. Crown 8vo, cloth
9/0 A perfect encyclopædia of the steam engine and its details, and one which must take a per: manent place in English drawing-offices and workshops."-A Foreman Pattern-maker.
"This is an excellent book, and should be in the hands of all who are interested in the construction and design of medium-sized stationary engines. . . . A careful study of its contents and the arrangement of the sections leads to the conclusion that there is probably no other book like it in this country. The volume aims at showing the results of practical experience, and it certainly may claim a complete achievement of this idea." - Nature.
"There can be no question as to its value. We cordially commend it to all concerned in the design and construction of the steam engine." - Mechanical World. BOILER AND FACTORY CHIMNEYS.
Their Draught-Power and Stability. With a chapter on Lightning Conductors.
3/6 "A valuable contribution to the literature of scientific building."- The Builder. BOILER MAKER'S READY RECKONER & ASSISTANT.
With Examples of Practical Geometry and Templating, for the Use of Platers,
"No workman or apprentice should be without this book."- Iron Trade Circular. REFRIGERATING & ICE-MAKING MACHINERY.
A Descriptive Treatise for the Use of Persons Employing Refrigerating
[Just Published. 7/6 ** Practical, explicit, and profusely illustrated."-Glasgow Herald.
" We recommend the book, which gives the cost of various systems and illustrations showing details of parts of machinery and general arrangements of complete installations."—Builder.
"May be recommended as a useful description of the machinery, the processes, and of the facts, figures, and tabulated physics of refrigerating. It is one of the best compilations on the subject."-Engineer. TEA MACHINERY AND TEA FACTORIES.
A Descriptive Treatise on the Mechanical Appliances required in the Cultivation of the Tea Plant and the Preparation of Tea for the Market. By A. J. WALLIS-TAYLER, A.-M. Inst. C.E. Medium 8vo, 468 pp.
With 213 Illustrations.
(Just Published. Net 25/0 SUMMARY OF CONTENTS :-MECHANICAL CULTIVATION OR TILLAGE OF SOIL.-PLUCKING OR GATHERING THE LEAF.-TEA FACTORII:S.-TIIE DRESSING, MANUFACTURE OR PREPARATION OF TEA BY MECHANICAL MEANS, - ARTIFICIAL WITHERING OF THE LEAF.-MACHINES FOR ROLLING OR CURLING THE LEAF.-FERMENTING PROCESS.-MACHINES FOR THE AUTOMATIC DRYING OR FIRING OF THE LEAF.-MACHINIIS FOR NON-AUTOMATIC DRYING OR FIRING OF THE LEAF.-DRYING OR FIRING MACHINFS - BREAKING OR CUTTING, AND SORTING MACHINES,- PACKING THE TEA.-MEANS OF TRANSPORT ON TEA PLANTATIONS. --MISCELLANEOUS MACHINERY AND APPARATUS. -FINAL TREATMENT OF THE TEA--TABLES AND MEMORANDA.
"The subject of tea machinery is now one of the first interest to a large class of people, to whom we strongly commend the volume."-Chamber of Commerce Journal.
" When tea planting was firat introduced into the British possessions little, if any, machinery was employed, but now its use is almost universal. This volume contains a very full account of the machinery necessary for the proper outfit of a factory, and also a description of the processes best carried out by this machinery."--Journal Society of Arts. ENGINEERING ESTIMATES, COSTS, AND ACCOUNTS.
A Guide to Commercial Engineering. With numerous examples of Estimates
"This is an excellent and very useful book, covering subject-matter in constant requisition in every factory and workshop. . The book is invaluable, not only to the young engineer, but also to the estimate department of every works."—Builder.
"We accord the work unqualified praise. The information is given in a plain, straightforward manner, and bears throughout evidence of the intimate practical acquaintance of the author with every phase of commercial engineering."- Mechanical World.