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Allen D N de G and Southwell R V  Relaxation Methods Applied to Determine the Motion, in Two Dimensions, of a Viscous Fluid Past a Fixed Cylinder, reprinted from Quarterly Journal of Mechanics and Applied Mathematics, Vol.8, Part 2, June 1955, p129-145.  Pb.  VG-.  Technical paper.  £2.95

Artobolevsky, Ivan I  Mechanisms in Modern Engineering Design Vol.3 Gear Mechanisms, MIR Publishers, 1977, pp663.  Translated from the Russian by Nicholas Weinstein.  Hard Cover.  No dust wrapper.  Very Good.  An amazing survey of every conceivable gear mechanism, each one illustrated with a diagram.  £8.50

Artobolevsky, Ivan I  Mechanisms in Modern Engineering Design Vol.4 Can and Friction Mechanisms, Flexible-Link Mechanism, MIR Publishers, 1977, pp663.  Translated from the Russian by Nicholas Weinstein.  Hard Cover.  No dust wrapper.  Very Good.  The top corners of the covers are slightly bumped.  An amazing survey of every conceivable cam & friction mechanism and flexible-link mechanism, each one illustrated with a diagram.  £8.50

Baker, Allan C  Stationary Steam Engines: Industrial Heritage Album 1, Allan T. Condie, 1990, pp32.  Large Format Pb.  VG.  A collection of well-captioned illustrations.  £3.95

Briggs, Asa  The Power of Steam: An illustrated history of the world's steam age, Michael Joseph, 1982, pp208 with 200 illustrations.  "Largish" format Hb.  VG+ in a VG+ dust wrapper.  "The story of steam power from its beginnings in the ancient world to the steam preservation movement of today."  £3.95

Cawood C L  Repair List and Instructions for the Care and Working of "Amanco" Engines: Petrol, Town Gas and Paraffin from 1.75 HP to 15 HP inclusive, author, pp8 plus pp32.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  An undated reprint.  £3.95

Cochran Auxiliary Marine Boilers, Cochran & Co., Annan, 1957, pp32.  Card Covers.  VG-.  There is a three-inch crease across the top front corner of the front cover, and the staples are rusty.  An illustrated booklet£1.95

Cochran Hopwood Boilers, Cochran & Co., Annan, pp24. No date.  Leaflet No.55.  Card Covers.  VG-. The white covers are a little bit grubby, otherwise VG.  An illustrated booklet.  "The Hopwood Type Boiler, by its ability to produce steam quickly and the fact that it can be built to fit into very restricted heights, is eminently suitable for installation on all kinds of cranes, excavators, pile driving and other movable plant."  £2.95

Cochran-Kirke Sinuflo Gas Fired Boilers, Cochran & Co., Annan, 1940, pp20.  Booklet No.62.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  An illustrated booklet.  £2.95

Cochran Marine Diesel Exhaust Gas Boilers, Cochran & Co., Annan, pp32. No date.  Booklet No.74. The name and address of the previous owner has been stamped inside the front cover.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  An illustrated booklet giving information and particulars of the four types, and some twenty sizes, of boiler suitable for employment in motor ships powered with diesel engines.  £2.95

Cochran Vertical Boilers Class A, Cochran & Co., Annan, 1961, pp40.  Booklet No.100a.  Card Covers. Very Good.  An illustrated booklet.  £2.95

Cochrane Vertical Marine Exhaust-Gas Boilers with Vertical Sinuflo Tubes, Cochran & Co., Annan, 1953, pp11.  Booklet No.76.  The name and address of the previous owner has been stamped inside the front cover.  Card Covers.  VG- with slight creasing to the bottom front corner of the covers.  An illustrated booklet.  “Gives particulars of a Cochran vertical boiler with vertical Sinuflo tubes for operation with the Exhaust Gases of diesel engines on board ship."  £1.95

Coltrane, Robbie and Binias, John  Coltrane's Planes & Automobiles: Engines that Turned the World, Simon & Schuster, 1997, pp189.  Hb.  VG/VG+.  "Tells the fascinating story of some of the greatest developments in the history of engineering, a celebration of some of the greatest engines ever made."  With chapters on the V8, Steam, Two-stroke, Diesel, Supercharger and Jet Engines.  £3.95

Early Machine Tools, HMSO, 1975, pp48.  Small Format Pb.  VG.  An illustrated booklet - in colour throughout.  £1.95

Edgington, David W  Amanco Engines: The Story of Associated Manufacturers' Company Ltd, author, pp76 with many illustrations.  No date.  Large Format.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  There is a tiny tear to the covers at the head of the spine.  An illustrated history of the Amanco stationary engine.  £12.50

(The) Efficient Use of Fuel, HMSO, 3rd impression 1969, pp888.  Hb. VG+ in a VG dust wrapper.  First published 1944.  A text book on fuels and their efficient utilisation for the use of students and technical men in industry.  £8.50

Gibson A H and Chorlton, Alan E L  Applied Mechanics and Heat: A Practical Treatise written by Specialists, Gresham Publishing, 1930, pp396 with numerous figs and with charts showing properties of substances used in refrigeration in an end pocket.  The Gresham Library of Mechanical Engineering.  Blue cloth with gold lettering.  Inscription.  Hb.  No dust wrapper.  VG.  Slight foxing to the page edges, some rubbing and wear to the covers at the corners and at the head & base of the spine.  Sections on: Applied Mechanics, Elasticity & Strength of Materials, Testing & Properties of Materials, Mechanism, Machine Drawing & Design, and Applied Heat.  £12.50

Gibson A H and Chorlton, Alan E L  Steam Engineering: A Practical Treatise written by Specialists, Gresham Publishing, 1931, pp404 with numerous figs.  The Gresham Library of Mechanical Engineering.  Blue cloth with gold lettering.  Inscription.  Hb.  No dw.  Very Good.  Slight foxing to the page edges, some rubbing and wear to the covers at the corners and at the head & base of the spine.  Sections on: Engineering Chemistry, Steam Boilers, Coal & Ash Handling Plant, The Reciprocating Steam Engine, Steam Turbines, Condensers & Cooling Towers, and The Operation of Land Power Plants.  £16.50

(The) Isaac Newton Telescope, Grubb Parsons, 1965, pp8.  Reprinted from Parsons Journal, Christmas 1965.  Large Format.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  Details of the Isaac Newton 98 inch Telescope built by Grubb Parsons for the Royal Greenwich Observatory.  At the time this telescope had a significantly larger aperture than any other telescope in Britain.  £1.95

Law R J  The Steam Engine: A brief history of the reciprocating engine, HMSO, 3rd impression 1972, pp32.  A Science Museum Booklet.  Pb.  VG.  An illustrated booklet with sections on Thomas Savery & the First Steam Pump, Newcomen's Atmospheric Engine, Watt's Invention of the Separate Condenser, The Rotative Engine, High Pressure Steam, The Cornish Pumping Engine, The Compound Engine, The Corliss Engine, High Speed Steam Engines, The Uniflow Engine, Progress on Fuel Economy, and The Development of Land Boilers.  £1.95

Lyle, Oliver  The Efficient Use of Steam, HMSO, 5th impression 1956, pp912. First published in 1947.  Inscription.  Hb.  No dust wrapper.  VG.  Some foxing to the edges of the pages.  A review of the book has been inserted inside the front cover.  Text on the design, maintenance and operation of steam plants in industry.  £9.50

Notes on Cochran Boiler Practice, Cochran & Co., Annan, 1960, pp40.  First published in 1939.  Booklet No.65.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  Slight wear to the covers at the base of the spine.  An illustrated booklet.  £2.95

Pounder C C  Dished Ends and Stayed Surfaces, The Association of Engineering and Shipbuilding Draughtsmen, 1950, pp80 with 46 figs and 18 tables.  Session 1950-51.  First published in 1923-24.  Card Covers.  Fair+.  The staples have rusted quite badly.  £3.95

Spreadbury F G  Electronic Stroboscopes, Tachometers, and Flash-Lamps, The Association of Engineering and Shipbuilding Draughtsmen, pp79 with 51 figs.  Session 1948-49.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  A technical paper.  £3.95

Standing, Basil  The Moment Distribution Method for Continuous Beams and Framed Structures, The Association of Engineering and Shipbuilding Draughtsmen, pp43 with 42 figs.  Session 1948-49.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  Slight loss of colour down the spine of the covers.  A technical paper.  £3.95

Waterhouse T  Design of Transformers, The Association of Engineering and Shipbuilding Draughtsmen, pp103 with 48 figs.  Session 1945-46.  Card Covers.  Fair+.  The cream covers are a bit grubby.  A technical paper.  £3.95

Watkins, George  The Stationary Steam Engine, D&C, 1968.  Hb.  Fine/VG-.  Some wear to the dw edges.  100 photographs from the George Watkins collection with an explanatory text are used to trace the history of the stationary steam engine.  £24.50

Watkins, George  The Textile Mill Engine Vol.1, D&C, 1970, pp120.  David & Charles Library of Textile History.  Hb.  VG+/VG.  Sellotape marks inside the covers. Reviews the evolution of textile mill engine design over a period of nearly a century, using almost entirely examples of engines still in use when the photographs were taken.  £10.50

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