Modern Locomotive Construction 1892 By J G A Meyer Hard Cover Original 1892
Modern Locomotive Construction 1892 By J G A Meyer Hard Cover Original 1892
Modern Locomotive Construction 1892 By J G A Meyer Hard Cover Original 1892
Modern Locomotive Construction 1892 By J G A Meyer Hard Cover Original 1892
Modern Locomotive Construction 1892 By J G A Meyer Hard Cover Original 1892
Modern Locomotive Construction 1892 By J G A Meyer Hard Cover Original 1892
Modern Locomotive Construction 1892 By J G A Meyer Hard Cover Original 1892
Modern Locomotive Construction 1892 By J G A Meyer Hard Cover Original 1892
Modern Locomotive Construction 1892 By J G A Meyer Hard Cover Original 1892
Modern Locomotive Construction 1892 By J G A Meyer Hard Cover Original 1892

Modern Locomotive Construction 1892 By J G A Meyer Hard Cover Original 1892

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Modern Locomotive Construction 1892 By J G A Meyer Hard Cover Original 1892
 
Modern Locomotive Construction 1892 By J G A Meyer Hard Cover Fully Illustrated    658 Pages
First Edition - First Thousand
PREFACE
The series of articles treating on Modern Locomotive Construction recently published in the American Machinist, which, by the request of its editor, I commenced while I was engaged as chief draftsman at the Grant Locomotive Works, Paterson, N. J., and concluded after I had joined the editorial staff of the American Machinist, form the basis of this book. All the illustrations, with very few exceptions, were made from working drawings expressly for these papers.
The favorable recognition which these papers have received induced me to revise them thoroughly and add more than fifty per cent. of new matter, with the necessary illustrations, which also had to be made expressly for the purpose, and to publish the whole in book form.
In these pages the locomotive is described in detail, and an endeavor has been made to show clearly the application of theoretical principles to the design of the different parts which make up the whole. The aim is to assist practical men whose daily and exacting duties have prevented them from taking up theoretical investigations, and to assist those who are about to enter the business of locomotive building, who have had no opportunity for an extended preparation, to design with confidence and success. It is also hoped that the illustrations will supply to some extent the want of a collection of drawings, such as are usually found in first-class establishments, and which are often difficult to procure, though extremely useful for guidance and reference. The book is not only intended for study, but it is also designed as a handbook for those who are engaged in locomotive construction.
In this work novelty has rather been avoided than sought, and only such methods of construction have been given as have been found to be useful in every-day practice. Some of the formulas have been taken from Prof. W. C. Unwin's "Elements of Machine Design"; other authorities have also been freely consulted, and credit given in the text.
I have endeavored to make the rules, formulas, and the general treatment of the subject as simple as possible, divest it of all complexity, and to make the whole comprehensive enough for any intelligent mechanic.
The principles upon which the methods of construction are based are generally given, so as to enable any one who designs with the necessary regard to theory to make modifications to suit his own ideas. In writing the original articles I have aimed to make each one as complete as possible. This necessarily required a few repetitions, which were allowed to remain in this book, as it was thought such a course would make the book more convenient for reference.
My thanks are due to Mr. P. Arnot, Supt. of the Grant Locomotive Works, when these works were located at Paterson, N. J.; to Mr. John Headden, formerly Supt. of the Roger Locomotive Works ; Mr. D. Shirrell, draftsman at the Richmond Locomotive Works ; and other friends, for valuable suggestions and assistance in the preparation of this work. I am also indebted to Mr. Theo. N. Ely, General Supt. of Motive Power, Pennsylvania R. R.; the Grant Locomotive Works; the Cooke Locomotive Works, of Paterson, N. J.; the Rogers Locomotive Works, of Paterson, N. J.; the Rhode Island Locomotive Works, Providence, R. I.; the Baldwin Works, Philadelphia, Pa.; the Richmond Locomotive and Machine Works, Richmond, Va.; and Mr. A. J. Pitkins, Supt. of the Schenectady Locomotive Works, Schenectady, N. Y., for kindly furnishing me with drawings and data.

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