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SMEATON (J.): An Experimental Enquiry concerning the Natural Powers of Water and Wind to Turn Mills, and Other Machines, Depending on a Circular Motion,
pp100-174. *John Smeaton (1724 -1792) English civil engineer responsible for the design of bridges, canals, harbours and lighthouses. He was also a capable mechanical engineer and an eminent physicist. Smeaton was the first self-proclaimed civil engineer, and often regarded as the "father of civil engineering". He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1753, and in 1759 won the Copley Medal for his research into the mechanics of waterwheels and windmills. This present 1759 paper "An Experimental Enquiry Concerning the Natural Powers of Water and Wind to Turn Mills and Other Machines Depending on Circular Motion" addressed the relationship between pressure and velocity for objects moving in air, and his concepts were subsequently developed to devise the 'Smeaton Coefficient'. Within the complete volume of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Vol 51, Part I, for 1759, comprising, x, 457pp., small quarto, complete with 10 engraved extending or folding plates, late 19thC library cloth with a neat unlinked library name stamp on general title and foot of last leaves, a good copy, London, Davis, printer to the Royal Society,1760. A FULL LIST OF CONTENTS OF THIS VOLUME SENT ON REQUEST. Other papers include: BLAKE (Francis) The Greatest Effect of Engines with Uniformly Accelerated Motions Considered, p.1-6; PULLEIN (Samuel) A New Improved Silk - Reel, pp.21-30; PULLEIN (Samuel) An Account of a Particular Species of Cocoon, or Silk-Pod, from America. pp.54-57; MOUNTAINE (William) An Account of Some Extraordinary Effects of Lightning, pp.286-299; WILSON (Benjamin) Experiments on the Tourmalin, pp.308-339; SYMMER (Robert) New Experiments and Observations concerning Electricity, p.340-393; CANTON (John) An Attempt to Account for the Regular Diurnal Variation of the Horizontal Magnetic Needle; And Also for Its Irregular Variation at the Time of an Aurora Borealis, pp.398-445. (Book ref. 22169) £350.00
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SPECIAL REPORT from the SELECT COMMITTEE on THE TRADE BOARDS ACT PROVISIONAL ORDERS BILL; together with the PROCEEDINGS of the COMMITTEE and MINUTES of EVIDENCE.
London: HMSO, 1913. vi pp + 61pp. Folio. Paper wrappers. Rebound in card covers. British Parliamentary Paper. Cmd.209. Neat number mark. A very clean copy. (Book ref. 159774) £15.00
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Gunston, Bill The Encyclopedia of Modern Warplanes - The Development and Specifications of All Active Military Aircraft (ISBN: 1856052907 / 1-85605-290-7)
Blitz Editions, England, 1996. AS NEW Large 4to. Laminated Pictorial Boards. 288 pages prof ill colour photos. * an in-depth examination of over 250 military flying machines including the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom, the British Aerospace Harrier, the Mikoyan MiG-31 Foxhound, the Sukhoi Su-24 Fencer, the Boeing CH-47 Chinook etc. Provides a wealth of detail including deployment history, deployments and exports, powerplant, performance at various altitudes, weight, avionics, dimensions and weapons. Each warplane is illustrated with full-colour artwork, b/w line diagrams (showing op view, profile view and front view) and colour photographs (Book ref. 117255) £40.00
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Ingram, Christine & Jennie Shapter The Complete Book of Bread and & Bread Machines (ISBN: 1843090961 / 1-84309-096-1)
Hermes House, 2002. NEW IN D/W Thick small folio, 512 pages with colour photography throughout. Pictorial laminated boards. (Book ref. 116461) £50.00
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Fusion from the beginning 1971
Fusion Plc 1996 Oblong 4to, pictorial boards, many colour ills. AS NEW. Scarce * privately printed engineering business history, from start-up to PLC. Fusion Equipment is recognised as a world leader in the design and manufacture of automatic butt fusion machines and electrofusion control boxes, and the electronic capture of polyethylene pipe jointing data. (Book ref. 115800) £60.00
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Johnson, Brian. Classic Plant Machinery. The Machines That Built the Modern World. (ISBN: 0752224379 / 0-7522-2437-9)
Boxtree Ltd., London, 1998. AS NEW IN D/W First Edition. Large 4to hardback. 144pp, index,bibliography, many bw & col ills. Or green cloth. * the plant machinery that has made the enormous growth of our cities in the 20th century possible. Includes tractors, combine harvesters, threshers, excavators, diggers, rollers, cranes, dump trucks, forklift trucks and more. Since WWII these machines have developed into the huge mechanical plant industry that has transformed the western world (Book ref. 115792) £40.00
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AMERONGEN C. van (Translator) The Universal Encyclopedia of Machines or how things work: The theory and practice of modern machines and methods, from the ball-point pen to the jet engine, from the polaroid camera to radar
George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1967 590p, numerous two-colour drawings and 6 pages of four-colour illustrations, hardback, a very good copy in a very good dust-jacket (minor repair) (Book ref. 111846) £6.00
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Andrews, Allen Back to the Drawing Board; The Evolution of Flying Machines
David & Charles, Newton Abbot 1st ed 1977 VG book G dj hardback illus ISBN: 0715373420 (Book ref. 49882) £5.00
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Low, David Allan Applied Mechanics; embracing strength and elasticity of materials, theory and design of structures, theory of machines and hydraulics ; a text-book for engineering students
Longmans Green repr 1944 VG book No dj crnrs sl wear hardback illus ISBN: (Book ref. 38896) £5.00
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Porters, R J Book-Keeping & Office Work - A Comprehensive & Up-To-Date Work on Modern Office Duties, Including Book-Keeping
London: The New Era Publishing Co Ltd. 25 Cms x 19.5 Cms Hardback, 724 pp, illustrated in black & white. No date, but illustrations of telephones & office machinery date it pre second world war. Some edgewear to boards, good++. *NB: this is a heavy item & will incur a higher rate of postage - please email for cheapest options.* (Book ref. 007891) £25.00
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Durant, Stuart: PALAIS DES MACHINES. Architecture in Detail.
Phaidon, 1994. 4to, 60pp, drawings and photographs. Pb. VG. (Book ref. 11477) £10.00
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Clarkson, Jeremy I Know You Got Soul: Machines with That Certain Something
London: Michael Joseph, 2004. Reprint. Hard back. Good Plus/Good Plus. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall (Book ref. 27576) £7.00
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Hayward, Charles H. Light Machines for Woodwork
London: Evans Brothers Ltd., 1952. First Edition. Hard back. Good Plus/Fair. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall The dustwrapper is a bit rubbed, creased and torn, it is now protected. (Book ref. 25168) £6.00
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Frater, Alexander The Balloon Factory: The Story of the Men Who Built Britain's First Flying Machines
London: Picador, 2008. First Edition. Hard back. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall (Book ref. 20873) £14.00
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Permutter, Tom War Machines: Sea
London: Octopus Books, 1978. First Edition. Hard back. Good Plus/Good Plus. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall From Phoenician galleys to Polaris submarines. (Book ref. 7985) £6.00
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F.X.Kay.: Pneumatic Circuit Design.
Brighton, England: The Machinery Publishing Co., 1966. Hardback. 138pp. First edition. Very Good / no dustwrapper. Illustrated with lots of circuit diagrams. (Book ref. 8978) £5.00
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Hill Diana Murray Ladies May Now Leave Their MacHines
London: The Pilot Press Ltd., 1944. 1st. Cloth Cover. Very Good/No Dustwrapper. 12mo "This book is fiction. There may be war factories like Q.A.D. There are thousands of war workers like Gwen & Lil. But though based on first-hand experience, the story told in these pages, and all the characters in it are imaginary." Small owner's inscription at the top of the front endpaper, otherwise a nice clean book in blue covers 7 1/2" tall, slightly faded on the spine. (Book ref. 041034) £9.00
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REPORT OF A COURT OF INQUIRY Into the Problems Caused By Introduction of Web-Offset MacHines in the Printing Industry ( Cameron Report) 1967
GB: HMSO (H.M.S.O) (His/Her Majestys Stationery Office), 1972. Reprint. Paperback. VG+. Book is in very good plus condition with very minor signs of wear and/or age. (Book ref. at079.003) £4.00
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Aspinall, C.A.H. HANDICRAFT PRINTING The Master Instruction Book for the Adana Flatbed Automatic Printing Machines
GB: Adana, 1936. 1st Edition. Paperback. VG. Pink card covers. Front hinge at title page taped and also tape repair to ttle page. Else a very nice copy. (Book ref. kr008.082) £19.00
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SIX ANTHOLOGIES 4 MEN AND MACHINES
GB: Ginn, 1982. 9th Impression. Paperback. nrFine. 0602203902 (Book ref. at072.026) £6.00
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