This section is from the book "Spons' Mechanics' Own Book: A Manual For Handicraftsmen And Amateurs", by Edward Spon. Also available from Amazon: Spons' Mechanics' Own Book.
Workshop Receipts (Second Series). By Robert Haldane. Devoted mainly to subjects connected with Chemical Manufactures. An entirely New Volume, uniform in Size, Style, and Type with the Original 'Workshop Receipts.' Crown 8vo, cloth, 5s.
Synopsis of Contents.
Acidimetry and Alkalimetry. Albumen. Alcohol. Alkaloids. Baking Powders. Bitters. Bleaching. Boiler Incrustations. Cements and Lutes. Cleansing. Confectionery. Copying. Disinfectants.
Staining and Colouring.
Glue and Size.
Paint and Painting.
Workshop Receipts (Third Series). By C. G.
Warnford Lock, F.L.S. Devoted mainly to Electrical and Metallurgical subjects. Crown 8vo, cloth, 5s.
Synopsis of Contents.
Electrics (including alarms, batteries, bells, carbons, coils [induction, intensity, and resistance], dynamo-electric machines, fire risks, measuring, microphones, motors, phonographs, pho-tophones, storing, telephones).
Enamels and Glazes.
Workshop Receipts (Fourth Series). By C. G.
Warnford Lock, F.L.S. Devoted mainly to Handicrafts and Mechanical Subjects. 250 Illustrations, with complete Index and a general Index to the Four Series. Crown 8vo, cloth, 5s.
Waterproofing : rubber goods, cuprammonium processes, miscellaneous preparations.
Packing and Storing articles of delicate odour or colour, of a deliquescent character, liable to ignition, apt to suffer from insects or damp, or easily broken. Embalming' and Preserving anatomical specimens. Leather Polishes. Cooling Air and Water, producing low temperatures, making ice, cooling syrups and solutions, and separating salts from liquors by refrigeration. Pumps and Syphons, embracing every useful contrivance for raising and supplying water on a moderate scale, and moving corrosive, tenacious, and other liquids. Desiccating: air- and water-ovens, and other appliances for drying natural and artificial products. Distilling: water, tinctures, extracts, pharmaceutical preparations, essences, perfumes, and alcoholic liquids. Emulsifying as required by pharmacists and photographers. Evaporating: saline and other solutions, and liquids demanding special precautions. Filtering : water, and solutions of various kinds. Percolating and Macerating. Electrotyping.
Stereotyping by both plaster and paper processes. Bookbinding in all its details.
Straw Plaiting and the fabrication of baskets, matting, etc. Musical Instruments : the preservation, tuning, and repair of pianos, harmoniums, musical boxes, etc. Clock and Watch Mending: adapted for intelligent amateurs. Photography : recent development in rapid processes, handy apparatus, numerous recipes for sensitizing and developing solutions, and applications to modern illustrative purposes.
E. & F. N. SPON, 125, STRAND.
Mechanical Engineering. The Mechanician: A Treatise on the Construction and Manipulation of Tools, for the use and instruction of Young Engineers and Scientific Amateurs, comprising the Arts of Blacksmithing and Forging; the Construction and Manufacture of Hand Tools, and the various methods of Using and Grinding them; the Construction of Machine Tools, and how to work them; Machine Fitting and Erection; description of Hand and Machine Processes; Turning and Screw Cutting; principles of Constructing and details of Making and Erecting Steam Engines, and the various details of setting out work, etc., etc., by Cameron Knight, Engineer, 96 4to plates, containing 1147 illustrations and 397 pages of letterpress, second edition, re-printed from the first, 4to, cloth, 18s.
Of the six chapters constituting the work, the first is devoted to forging; in which the fundamental principles to be observed in making forged articles of every class are stated, giving the proper relative positions for the constituent fibres of each article, the mode of selecting proper quantities of material, steam-hammer operations, shaping-moulds, and the manipulations resorted to for shaping the component masses to the intended forms.
Engineers' tools and their construction are next treated, because they must be used during all operations described in the remaining chapters, the author thinking that the student should first acquire knowledge of the apparatus which he is supposed to be using in the course of the processes given in Chapters 4, 5, and 6. In the fourth chapter, planing and lining are treated, because these are the elements of machine-making in general. The processes described in this chapter are those on which all accuracy of fitting and finishing depend. The next chapter, which treats of shaping and slotting, the author endeavours to render comprehensive by giving the hand-shaping processes in addition to the machine-shaping.