Steam Engine and Locomotive

The Artist's Guide and Mechanic's Own Book, embracing the Portion of Chemistry applicable to the Mechanic Arts, with Abstracts of Electricity, Galvanism, Magnetism, Pneumatics, Optics, Astronomy and Mechanical Philosophy. Also Mechanical exercises in Iron, Steel, Lead, Zinc, Copper and Tin Soldering: and a Variety of Useful Receipts, extending to every Profession and Occupation of Life; particularly dyeing [on] silk, woollen, cotton and Leather [including] A Supplement to the Artist's Guide and mechanic's Own book. With Practical Rules and Tables for Engineers, Millwrights, Machine Makers, Carpenters, Bricklayers, Smiths & connected with the Steam Engine, Water Wheels, Pumps and Mechanics in General. Also the Steam Engine Rendered which is added The Manager's Assistant in a Cotton Mill.

New York: Published by Alexander V. Blake, 1842.

Price: $150.00

About the item

Frontispiece of Brunton's portable Engine and Patent Fire Regulator, in the Appendix there illustrations in the text of the steam engine and various mechanical parts as well as a full page illustration of the locomotive engine. 24 pages publisher's advertisements at back dated New York, 1842. 1 vols. 8vo. Steam Engine and Locomotive. The two parts in one volume. Contemporary sheep, black label. Joints cracked, quite rubbed, some light marginal browning, ownership signatures, else a very good copy.

Item #28242

In addition to the Steam Engine, chemical and mechanical engineering portions and the recipes not only for dyeing fabrics, there are also recipes for making inks, dyeing woods, glues, varnishes, water-proofing boots, curing hams, making hand lotion, candles and other sundries.