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Model Changes War Style (Blueprint for Victory)

By: N/A

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Department of Public Relations General Motors: 1942

Seller ID: 2206686

Condition: Near Fine


No publisher date (circa 1940's), edges very minimally rubbed, top page corners very lightly bumped, pencil number to title page. 1942 Stapled Binding. 23 pp. Based on informal talk by O.E. Hunt, Engineer, General Motors Corporation, at meeting of Automotive Council for War Production, Detroit, Michigan, January 24, 1942. KEYWORDS: MODEL CHANGES WAR STYLE BLUEPRINT FOR VICTORY MILITARY SECOND WORLD WAR TWO WWII WW2 TRANSPORTATION AUTOMOBILES AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING MACHINERY AVIATION View more info

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Signal Book United States Army, 1916

By: N/A

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Government Printing Office: 1916

Seller ID: 2280073

Condition: Very Good


Ink stamp on front wrapper, ink name and pencil name on front flyleaf, ink crossover on front wrapper verso, front hinge starting, faint stain to top page corner of pages 23-38. 1916 Small Softcover. 64 pp. Personal copy of Camp Lee soldier Candidate F.H. Kelly, 35th Company, 7th Bn. Central Officer's Training School, Camp Lee, Virginia. A U.S. Army handbook on Morse Code and signaling. View more info

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Technical Manual Electrical Fundamentals (War Department TM 1-455)

By: N/A

Price: $8.00

Publisher: War Department: 1941

Seller ID: 2287626

Condition: Good


Ink name on front wrapper, minor water damage. 1941 Soft Cover. 155 pp. CONTENTS: Electrical Energy; Batteries; Solution of Circuits; Magnetism; Alternating Current; Inductance; Capacitance; Power Equipment; Electrical Measuring Instruments; Appendix I. Electrical Symbols; Appendix II. Summary of Formulas; Appendix III. Mathematical Table of Squares and Square Roots; Appendix IV. Glossary. View more info

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Technical Manual Hand, Measuring, and Power Tools, May 26, 1941 (War Department TM 10-590)

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: War Department: 1941

Seller ID: 2287627

Condition: Good


Minor water damage. 1941 Soft Cover. 120 pp. CONTENTS: Section I. General: Employment. Section II. Use and Care of Hand Tools: Hammers; Screw Drivers; Shears, Pliers, and Nippers; Wrenches; Holding Devices; Files and Filing; Hacksaws; Punches and Punching; Chisels and Chipping; Drills and Drilling; Grinding and Sharpening Drills; Counterboring and Counterskinking; Reamers and Reaming; Threads, Taps, and Dies; Threads; Use of Taps; Tapping; Use of Dies; Cutting and Threading Pipe; Driving Rivets; Scrapers. Section III. Use and Care of Measuring Tools: Rules and Scales; Scribers; Squares; Calipe... View more info

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Technical Manual Theory of Flight, February 24, 1941 (War Department TM 1-400)

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: War Department: 1941

Seller ID: 2287631

Condition: Very Good


Minor loss to spine head and spine base. 1941 Soft Cover. 182 pp. CONTENTS: General; Fundamentals of Aerodynamics; Airfoils; Parasite Drag; Propellers; Performance; Equilibrium, Stability, and Control; Dynamic Loads; Appendix: Nomenclature; Index. View more info

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Technical Manual Airplane Structures (War Department TM 1-410)

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: War Department: 1941

Seller ID: 2287633

Condition: Very Good


Ink name on front wrapper. 1941 Soft Cover. 132 pp. CONTENTS: General; Fuselages; Engine Mounts; Wings; Stabilizers; Flight Control Surfaces and Wing Flaps; Flight Control Mechanisms; Landing Gear; Tires and Tubes; Wheels; Brakes; Cockpits and Cabins; Cowling and Fairing; Shielding and Bonding; Towing, Mooring, and Handling; Hydraulic Jacks; Cleaning; Lubricants; Insignia and Markings; Index. View more info

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Technical Manual Aircraft Engine Operation and Test (War Department TM 1-408)

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: War Department: 1940

Seller ID: 2287634

Condition: Near Fine


A nice copy. 1940 Stapled Binding. 62 pp. CONTENTS: Control Systems; Operation; Testing; Troubles; Storage and Shipment. View more info

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Technical Manual Aircraft Engines, December 9, 1941 (War Department TM 1-405)

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: War Department: 1941

Seller ID: 2287635

Condition: Very Good


Ink name on front wrapper. 1941 Stapled Binding. 81 pp. CONTENTS: Internal-Combustion Engine Principles; Classification and Description of Engine Types; Description and Construction of Engine Units; Repair Principles; Engine Lubrications; Engine Cooling. View more info

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Technical Manual Airplane Hydraulic Systems and Miscellaneous Equipment, October 20, 1941 (War Department TM 1-411); Plus Supplement No. 1

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: War Department: 1941

Seller ID: 2287637

Condition: Good


Ink name on front wrapper of both volumes, page ridges lightly foxed on Technical Manual Airplane Hydraulic Systems and Miscellaneous Equipment, October 20, 1941.. 106; 12 pp. 2 volume set. CONTENTS: Hydraulic Principles; Hydraulic System Units; Airplane Hydraulic Systems; Inspection of Hydraulic Systems; Gases; Fire-Extinguishing Equipment; Flotation Equipment; Oxygen Equipment; Ice Eliminating Equipment; Heating and Ventilating Equipment; Aircraft Parachute Flare; Index. SUPPLEMENT CONTENTS: Master Cylinder Hydraulic Brake Systems. View more info

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Supplement Technical Manual Airplane Hydraulic Systems and Miscellaneous Equipment, August 1, 1942 (Army Air Forces Technical Training Command, Supplement No. 1, TM 1-411)

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Headquarters, Army Air Forces Technical Training Command: 1942

Seller ID: 2287638

Condition: Very Good


Ink name on front wrapper, front wrapper faintly foxed. 1942 Stapled Binding. 12 pp. CONTENTS: Master Cylinder Hydraulic Brake Systems. View more info

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I.C.S. Reference Library. A Series of Textbooks Prepared for the Students of the International Correspondence Schools and Containing in Permanent Form the Instruction Papers, Examination Questions, and Keys Used in Their Various Courses

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: International Textbook Company: 1907

Seller ID: 2298062

Condition: Very Good


Edges rubbed, ink stamp on title page. 1907 Hard Cover. Subjects include heat, combustion and fuels, principles of the gas engine, automobile and marine engines, stationary gas engines, gas-engine details, gas-engine lubrication and bearings. View more info

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Official Guide Book of the Fair, 1933

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: A Century of Progress: 1933

Seller ID: 2298323

Condition: Very Good


Spine and front wrapper lightly creased, half inch tear along spine base, ink notes on rear of fold-out map. 1933 Soft Cover. 194 pp. Fold-out map, color ads for Firestone and Kraft. CONTENTS: Map of Grounds; Foreword; View of Fair Grounds; Your Book of the Fair; Theme of Fair in Science; A Brief History of a Century of Progress; The Symbol of Arcturus; The Basic Sciences; From Wagons to Wings--Transportation; The Servant that Has Transformed the World--Electricity; Radio and Communications Building and Garden; The Stirring Story of Mankind's Rise--Social Science; Beautiful Homes; The Drama of... View more info

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Naval Auxiliary Machinery

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: United States Naval Institute: 1950

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 2300439

Condition: Very Good


Ink name on front flyleaf, underlining and marginalia throughout. 1950 Large Hardcover. xiii, 279 (approximately) pp. Naval Auxiliary Machinery is a revision of Part III, Naval Auxiliary Machinery, Naval Machinery, published by the United States Naval Institute, 1946. ...The subject matter emphasizes the details of construction, and the operating principles, of the auxiliary machinery used aboard modern naval vessels. Coverage includes supporting systems such as the refrigeration plant, compressed air systems and lubrication oil purification systems. View more info

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Andrew Carnegie: The Man and His Work

By: Alderson, Bernard

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Doubleday, Page & Co.: 1902

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2164109

Condition: Very Good


1909 reprint. Boards soiled, ink school library information on front endpaper - no other marks. 1902 Hard Cover. viii, 231 pp. 8vo. Includes fold-out view of Homestead, Duquesne, and Edgar Thompson Steel Works in Pennsylvania. A biography of the prominent 19th century businessman who made his fortune in steel. View more info

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The Anatomy & Development of the Sports Prototype Racing Car

By: Bamsey, Ian

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Motorbooks International: 1991

Seller ID: 2200667

ISBN: 0879385863

Condition: Near Fine


Minor wear to jacket corners, sticker ghost on rear jacket corner. 1991 Hard Cover. 218 pp. 8vo. Bamsey has tackled this subject with clarity and expertise to reveal fully the technical development of today's World Sports Car Championship contenders. Historical introduction to revolutionary technology design to achieve undreamed-of maximum speeds. New possibilities for increased aerodynamic performance are described and analysed in detail. AND in-depth study of WSCC structural technology and concludes with an introduction to the 3.5 ATMO regulations. View more info

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The Innovators: The Engineering Pioneers Who Made America Modern (Wiley Popular Science)

By: Billington, David P.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2202953

ISBN: 0471140260

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. An excellent copy. 1996 Hard Cover. x, 245 pp. Enter the workshops of America's early engineering geniuses and discover how they came up with their ideas and applied them to the marketplace. David Billington, acclaimed author of The Tower and the Bridge, reveals the strokes of brilliance behind such landmark developments as the steamboat, electric power, and the rise of the iron and steel industry. He explains each major innovation through the story of the remarkable new engineering formulas that made it possible, showing that one key to engineering progress is the discovery of ... View more info

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Wave Propagation in Periodic Structures: Electric Filters and Crystal Lattices (Dover Books on Engineering and Engineering Physics)

By: Brillouin, Leon

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Dover Publications, Inc.: 1953

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2266485

Condition: Good


Second edition. Large closed tear on rear wrapper, wrappers lightly toned, ink name and details of previous owner on half-title page (he was a member of the physics department at the University of Illinois). 1953 Trade Paperback. xii, 255, [21] pp. Classic treatment of wave propagation covers a broad variety of problems with a common mathematical background, from solid state physics to propagation along electric lines, X-rays, rest rays, certain optical reflections, electrical engineering, and wave mechanics of the spinning electron. View more info

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Putnam's Automobile Handbook: The Care and Management of the Modern Motor-Car

By: Brokaw, H. Clifford; Starr, Charles A.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1918

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2292773

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Spine very slightly faded with minimal loss of gilt. 1918 Hard Cover. xiii, 348 pp. CONTENTS: What to do on purchasing a car; Some things to avoid; What an automobile is; What makes the engine go; Equipment and accessories; If well slicked the engine runs; Where lubrication is neglected; Sometimes the car smokes; The carburetor and its failings; Getting the most out of a gallon of gas; Things which make gas bills high; Care of the Tires; Skidding may be minimized; Can't-slip Heels lessen skidding; Avoid newly oiled roads; Watch your brakes; Why the auto steers easily; The elusiv... View more info

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Spanning the Gate: The Golden Gate Bridge

By: Cassady, Stephen

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Squarebooks: 1986

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 2295901

ISBN: 0916290360

Condition: Near Fine


Revised edition. A very nice copy. 1986 Large Softcover. 133 pp. The Golden Gate Bridge should never have been built. The waters at the ocean entrance to San Francisco Bay were too menacing; the Gate was too wide to be spanned by a suspension bridge; the costs of so ambitious a project were too high for an economy in the midst of Depression. But impossible odds are fuel for the determination of a visionary engineer like Joseph Strauss, and danger is no more than a welcome companion to the steel-nerved bridgemen who willingly risk their lives to turn dreams such as his into reality. In 1916, th... View more info

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How the Irish Built the Erie

By: Chalmers, Harvey

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Bookman Associates: 1964

Edition: Signed Copy

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2294952

Condition: Very Good


Signed by author with inscription, Jon Leaveworth. Dec 1965. Front jacket flap price-clipped, jacket spine head previously mended with tape on rear side. 1964 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 190 pp. ...this is the first attempt to accurately reconstruct the engineering techniques used. This is not, however, merely a technological handbook, but a thoroughly researched historical setting cleverly interwoven with fictional as well as historical characters. It vividly recreates the past and brings alive the rugged days in which canal construction took place. View more info

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Automatic Train Control Bulletin No. 8: Description of Continuous Inductive Train Control Systems of the Union Switch and Signal Company

By: Committee on Automatic Train Control, American Railway Assocaition

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Committee on Automatic Train Control, American Railway Assocaition: 1931

Seller ID: 1826230

Condition: Near Fine


Lightly rubbed. 1931 Trade Paperback. 218 pp. Original wrappers. In-depth description of the devices used by the Union Switch & Signal Company, part of a series released by the American Railway Association. Includes photographs, diagrams, and detailed charts regarding locomotives, gasoline electric motor cars, engine circuits, related apparatus, and signals, with descriptions of over a dozen railroad routes throughout the United States. View more info

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The Curtiss Standard JN4-D Military Tractor Handbook

By: Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Corporation

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Corporation: 1918

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2198471

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Fold-out diagrams included. Faintly stained along spine, owner bookplate on front endpaper, first plate and adjacent page foxed, illustration of airplane affixed to title page. 1918 Hard Cover. 72 pp. A handbook of the workings of the Curtiss Standard JN4-D Military Tractor. Contents include specifications, examination of parts, general construction, flying, landing, tables, and more. Black and white illustrations included. View more info

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Deschanel's Natural Philosophy, Part I: Mechanics, Hydrostatics, and Pneumatics

By: Deschanel, A. Privat; Everett, J.D.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: D. Appleton and Company: 1883

Seller ID: 2267138

Condition: Good


Edges lightly rubbed, front wrapper creased, ink name and date on front endpaper, light pencil marginalia throughout text, pages faintly toned. 1883 Soft Cover. xii, 256 pp. Elementary Treatise on Natural Philosophy. Illustrated by 180 engravings on wood, and one colored plate. CONTENTS: Introductory; First Principles on Dynamics, Statics; Gravity; The Mechanical Powers; The Balance; First Principles of Kinetics; Laws of Falling Bodies; The Pendulum; Energy; Elasticity; Friction; Hydrostatics; Principle of Archimedes; Density and its Determination; Vessels in Communication. Levels.; Capillarit... View more info

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L'Encyclopedie De Diderot Et D'Alembert (Recueil De Planches, Sur les Sciences, Les Arts Liberaux, Et Les Arts Mechaniques, Avec Leur Explication)

By: Diderot, Denis; Veyrier, Henri

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Henri Veyrier: 1965

Seller ID: 2290882

Condition: Very Good


Single faint spine crease, wrappers lightly soiled. 1965 Large Softcover. 15 x 10. This particular volume, featuring hundreds of detailed technical drawings, deals with various forms of industry, from tanneries to textiles. It details specifics of setup, equipment, uses, etc. of looms, mills, and other industrial subjects. Includes many fold-out illustrations. Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers (English: Encyclopedia, or a systematic dictionary of the sciences, arts, and crafts) was a general encyclopedia published in France between 1751 and 1772, w... View more info

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Heat Exchanger Design

By: Fraas, Arthur P.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons: 1989

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 1761498

ISBN: 0471628689

Condition: Very Good


1989 second edition. Corners lightly pushed, shallow 1 inch scratch on front jacket panel. x, 547 pp. This second edition of the well-received work on design, construction, and operation of heat exchangers. Demonstrates how to apply theories of fluid mechanics and heat transfer to practical problems posed by design, testing, and installation of heat exchangers. Tables and data have been brought up to date, and there is new material on problems of vibration and fouling, and on optimization of energy use in the chemical process and manufacturing industries. Covers all basic principles of heat ex... View more info

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Logic Machines and Diagrams

By: Gardner, Martin

Price: $10.00

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Book Company: 1958

Seller ID: 2206177

ISBN: 1117849848

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, faint spots to boards, faint stain to top page ridge. 1958 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. ix, 157 pp. The advent of the digital computer has rendered logic diagrams and manipulatives into historical footnotes. Nevertheless, they are significant in the historical development of logic as an area of mathematics. In this book Gardner describes the various ways syllogisms and propositions have been represented in diagrams, but he also spends a great deal of time explaining the personalities. Ramon Lull was quite a character. Early in life he was a hedonist, but... View more info

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Automotive Encyclopedia: Fundamental Principles, Operation, Construction, Service, and Repair (Instructor's Manual)

By: Gauthier, W. Scott

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The Goodheart-Willcox Company, Inc.: 1995

Seller ID: 2295099

ISBN: 156637152X

Condition: Very Good


Ink stamp on front wrapper verso, a few pages loose but included. 1995 Large Softcover. 346 pp. Automotive Encyclopedia is a complete automotive library in one easy-to-understand volume. In addition to exploring the many sciences involved in vehicle operation, electricity and electronics, hydraulics, pneumatics, etc.this comprehensive textbook details the design, operation, diagnosis, service, and repair of today's cars and light trucks. Automotive Encyclopedias concise presentation gives students a thorough understanding of automotive technology, service, and repair without overwhelming them ... View more info

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Gilbert Civil Engineering (Surveying) for Boys

By: Gilbert, A.C. [Alfred Carlton]

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: The A.C. Gilbert Company: 1920

Seller ID: 2206878

Condition: Near Fine


Ink name on front endpaper. 1920 Hard Cover. 93 pp. One of a series of works encouraging young boys to explore engineering, machinery, and science, published by the company famous for the Erector Set. Written by the company's co-founder Alfred Carlton Gilbert, who invented the Erector Set. Each of these books was marketed along with a kit made by A.C. Gilbert Company. View more info

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Gilbert Weather Bureau (Meteorology) for Boys

By: Gilbert, Alfred C. [Carlton]

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: The A.C. Gilbert Company: 1920

Seller ID: 2206881

Condition: Near Fine


Ink name on front endpaper. 1920 Hard Cover. 84 pp. One of a series of works encouraging young boys to explore engineering, machinery, and science, published by the company famous for the Erector Set. Written by the company's co-founder Alfred Carlton Gilbert, who invented the Erector Set. Each of these books was marketed along with a kit made by A.C. Gilbert Company. View more info

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Steam Generation Steps Ahead

By: Gould, G.B.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Fuel Engineering Company of New York / The Marchbanks Press: 1930

Seller ID: 2289753

Condition: Very Good


Boards lightly soiled, a few pencil marks on front endpaper and margin of a few pages. 1930 Hard Cover. 102 pp. CONTENTS: Advancing Standards in Steam Generation; RELATION OF PLANT DESIGN AND OPERATION TO THE COAL MARKET: Predicting Clinker Trouble; Equipment and Operation Limit Coal Buying; Necessity of Knowing One's Exact Requirements; Elastic Methods and Standards; IMPORTANCE OF SEPARATELY APPRAISING PLANT PERFORMANCE AND COAL VALUES: Conflicting Methods of Coal Valuation; Plant Performance -- the Concealed Influence; Heat Balance Reveals the Truth; COAL CHARACTERISTICS WHICH MAY MODIFY PLA... View more info