Synopses & Reviews
This Victorian-era handbook for civil engineers presents sketches and brief descriptions of more than 1,900 mechanical devices. Contents include gears of all kinds, chains and links, cranes, cutting tools, pumps, water wheels, turbines, and much more — all the elements of the increasingly sophisticated industrial and mechanical world of the late 19th century.
Originally published in 1890 as The Engineers' Sketch Book of Mechanical Movements, Devices, Appliances, Contrivances, and Details, this volume was "classified and arranged for reference for the use of engineers, mechanical draughtsmen, managers, mechanics, inventors, patent agents, and all engaged in the mechanical arts." Today it retains its appeal for historians of science, tinkerers, and all enthusiasts of old machinery.
An 1890 handbook for civil engineers, this volume presents sketches and brief descriptions of more than 1,900 mechanical devices: gears, chains, cranes, cutting tools, pumps, water wheels, turbines, and much more.
Table of Contents
A Accumulators Adjusting Devices Anchoring Anti-friction bearings Apparatus for Drawing Curves Automatic cut off B Balance Weights Ball and socket joints Beam-engines, type of Bearings, relieving pressure on Bed-plates, foundations, and framingof machines Belt gearing Belt pulleys Blowing and exhausting Boilers, types of Bolts, etc. Boring, drills, etc. Brakes and retarding appliances C Cams, Tappets, and Wipers Carriages, Cars, etc. Centres Centrifugal force, applications of Chains, links, and couplings Chopping, slicing, and mincing Chucks, grips, and holders Circular and reciprocating motion Clutches Compensating and balance weights Concentrated oower Concentrating and separating Condensing and cooling Connecting rods and links Contracting and expanding Conveying messages, tec. Conveyors Cotters Couplings Covers, doors, etc. Cranes, types of Cranks and eccentrics Crushing, rolling, and disintegrating Curves, apparatus for drawing Cushioning Cutting Tools D Differential Gear Disintegrating Doors, covers, manholes Drawing and rolling metals etc. Drilling, boring, etc. E Eccentrics Elastic Wheels Elliptical motion Engines and boilers combined, types of Exhausting and blowing Expanding and contracting devices F Fastening wheels to shafts Foundations and framing Friction gear G Gear, differential Gear, friction Gear, reversing Gear, rope Gear, valve Gearing, belt Gearing, toothed Gearing, various devices in Governing and regulating speed, power, etc. Grips and holders Guides, slides, etc. H Handles, etc. Heating appliances Hinges and joints Holders and grips Hooks, swivels, etc. Hydraulic multiplying gear I Impact Incorporating Indicating pressure, etc. Intermittent motion Iron and steel J Jets, nozzles, etc. Joints and hinges Journals, bearings, pivots, etc. K Keys, cotters, pins, etc. L Levelling and plumbing Levers Links Locking devices Lowering Lubricators M Marine engines, types of Materials of Construction Measuring and weighing Mechanical powers Messages, conveying Mincing Mixing and incorporating Motive power Movable parts, conveying motion to Multiplying gear--hydraulic N Nozzles and jets P Packings, joints, stuffing-boxes, etc. Parallel motions Pawl and ratchet motions, intermittent motion Pins, etc. Pipes and conveyors Pivots Plate work Plumbing and levelling Power and speed, to vary Power motive Power reservoirs of power transmission of Pressing Propulsion Pumping and raising water Pumping engines, type of Q Quick return motions R Rails and tramroads Raising and lowering weights Raising water-pumping Ratchet and pawl motions Reciprocating and circular motion Regulating and governing Relieving pressure on bearings Reservoirs of power, accumulators Retarding appliances Reversing gear Riddling and screening Rope, belt, and chain pulleys Rope, gearing Rolling and drawing Rotary engines
S Safety appliances Screening Screw gear, bolt, etc. Sections of iron and steel. See Materials. Segments, wheels in Separating Shaft couplings Shafting Signals, etc. Slicing and mincing Slide and other valve gear Slides, guides, etc. Socket joints Sound Sources of power Speed and power Speed indicating Spindles and centres Springs Starting valves Steam Traps Striking and hammering-impact Struts and ties Stuffing boxes Swivels T Tanks and cisterns Tappets Throwing in and out of gear Ties and struts Timber. See Materials Tools, cutting Toothed gearing Tramroads Transmission of power Traps, steams Turbines V Valve gear Valves and cocks Valves starting Variable motion and power W Washing Water-pressure engines Water wheels and tturbines Weighing and measuring, indicating pressure Wheels, elastic Wheels, fastening to shafts Wheels, in segments Windmills and feasthering wheels Winding apparatus Wipers