Scarce 1860s work on marine steam-engines-
“ On the appearance of some questions at the end of the second edition of the Maine Steam-Engine, it was suggested to the Authors that a separate work, containing a more copious collection of examples of the same kind, systematically arranged, would be hight useful to many who have not the advantage of a tutor”.
MAIN, Thomas J; Thomas Brown. Questions On Subjects Connected With The Marine Steam-Engine, and Examination Papers, With Hints For Their Solution.
Interior: Light foxing throughout, occasional spotting. Bottom hand corner creased throughout.
Exterior: Publisher’s blue cloth (faded and worn, corners bumped, inner hinges split to reveal webbing).
8vo. London: Longman and Co., 1863.
PROVENANCE: Joseph Blackburn (signature to front endpaper, dated 1864).
A rather scarce work, aimed at he student in the field of marine steam-engines, posing many questions throughout for example: “There are two donkey-engines fitted to the Mersey: if the diameter of each cylinder be 12 inches, what would be the diameter of a cylinder for one engine to have the same power?”
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