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A comprehensive and thoroughly practical work on the modern and most approved methods of plumbing construction the standard work for plumbers, architects, builders, property owners, boards of health and plumbing examiners, and for trade classes in plumbing

TitleModern Plumbing Illustrated
AuthorR. M. Starbuck
PublisherThe Norman W. Henley Publishing Company
Year1915
Copyright1915, The Norman W. Henley Publishing Company
AmazonModern Plumbing Illustrated

By R. M. Starbuck, Author Of " Questions And Answers On The Practice And Theory Of Sanitary Plumbing" (2 Vols.), "Questions And Answers On The Practice And Theory Of Steam And Hot Water Heating," "Mechanical Drawing For Plumbers," Etc., Etc.

Modern Plumbing Illustrated 2

Third Edition Revised and Enlarged. Fully Illustrated By Fifty-Eight Detailed Plates Made Expressly By The Author For This Work

Modern Plumbing Illustrated
-Preface
There is possibly no branch of construction work which has undergone within the same given time such great changes of a far-reaching nature as plumbing construction. These changes look to the betterme...
-Introduction
Many of the readers of Modern Plumbing Illustrated have long been acquainted with the same title applied to another work by the same author, which is now no longer published. A few remarks relating...
-The Kitchen Sink
The kitchen sink is made of plain, galvanized or enameled cast iron, slate, soapstone, and porcelain. The waste for the kitchen sink is generally 1 1/2 inch, though the tendency is toward the use of 2...
-Vegetable Wash Sink
A fixture now much used in high-grade kitchen work of residences, hotels, restaurants, clubs, etc., is the vegetable wash sink. This fixture is generally made of enameled cast iron or porcelain, and ...
-Laundry Tubs
Laundry tubs, or wash trays, are made of porcelain, enameled cast iron, soapstone, slate, and artificial stone. The connections for this fixture are shown in Plate I. The waste outlet from each secti...
-Lavatories
Lavatories are generally made of marble, enameled cast iron, or porcelain. Marble is fast being superseded by enameled cast iron and porcelain. Marble lavatories present opportunity for the collectio...
-Contents Of Marble Slabs. The Pantry Sink
Pantry sinks commonly in use are made of sheet copper; the higher grades are of enameled cast iron and of porcelain. A very satisfactory pantry sink may be constructed by lining a wooden box, of prop...
-Contents Of Marble Slabs
In connection with the subject of marble lavatories the following table will be found of value. Marble slabs are sold by the foot, and from this table the contents of any slab from 6 X 12 inches to 47...
-The Bath Tub
Most of the higher grades of bath tubs are now made of porcelain or enameled cast iron, with a wide roll rim. The less expensive styles of bath tubs are made of an inferior quality of enameled cast i...
-Foot Bath - Sitz Bath - Child's Bath
The use of foot, sitz, and child's baths is not found to any extent except in bath rooms of the best residences. They do not represent a necessity as does the common bath tub, but are luxuries which a...
-The Shower Bath
The shower bath generally to be found in the private bath room consists of a cast-iron, enameled, or porcelain receptor set upon the floor, around which the piping is arranged, the whole being inclose...
-Trimmings For Baths And Lavatories
As plumbing is now constructed, even the cheaper grades of work include a large amount of nickel work, in which there is a great variety of material to select from. Bi-transit wastes are extensively ...
-Setting Marble Floor Slabs
Marble slabs are much used under all bath-room fixtures. In setting the marble slab the floor should be cut out and the floor slab set in to such a depth that the top of it comes about a quarter of an...
-Water Closet Connections
Plate IV. Water Closet Connections Plate 4. Connections for Water Closet The waste for the water closet should be 4 in. in size, but never less.. When cast-iron soil pipe is used, the connectio...
-The Venting Of Water Closets
The vent from the water closet should be 2 in. in size, but never of smaller size. The vent pipe is usually connected to the lead bend, but should never be connected to the crockery itself, as such a...
-The Low-Down Water Closet
The low-down water closet appears to be displacing the high-tank water closet to a large extent. Some of the advantages of this style of water closet are, viz.: the flush tank is more accessible, and,...
-Operation Of The Water Closet By Flush Valve
The flush valve is a comparatively recent device, introduced for the purpose of flushing the water closet without the use of the flush tank. Urinals and slop sinks may also be flushed by the same dev...
-Water Closet Range
While range closets are not to be compared with individual water closets as sanitary fixtures, the high-grade modern range closets represent a great step in advance of the old-style range. The great o...
-The Slop Sink
The best forms of slop sink are those of enamel lined or porcelain ware. Owing to the nature of the waste which enters it the slop sink becomes a very foul and unsanitary fixture unless properly cons...
-The Urinal
The form of urinal shown in Plate 6 is the Bedfordshire lip urinal with flat back. This is undoubtedly the urinal most commonly in use. This fixture is made in a great variety of forms, several of whi...
-The Bidet
The bidet is a fixture of comparatively recent origin, and, although not commonly in use, its use is increasing. It is a bath-room or toilet-room fixture, and to be found principally in the bath room...
-The Hotel Or Restaurant Sink
The waste and vent pipes of the ordinary kitchen sink are generally 1 1/2 in. in size. The waste and vent of the kitchen sink, when used in hotel, restaurant, boarding house, and club kitchens, or whe...
-The Use Of Grease Traps
When conditions are such that a great amount of grease necessarily enters the kitchen-sink waste, it is necessary to use a grease trap, a form of which is to be seen in Fig. 7, this form representing ...
-Refrigerators
Refrigerators should never, under any condition, be directly connected to any part of the drainage system. This restriction makes it necessary to provide connections for the refrigerator on an entire...
-Safe Wastes - Tank Overflow
Wastes from safes, drip pans, etc., should not be directly connected to any part of the drainage system. Such wastes should discharge into a sink or laundry tub, cellar-floor drain, or deep seal trap...
-Floor Drains And Drips From Ice Houses, Etc
Floor drains, etc., used for the draining of ice houses, refrigerator rooms, storage rooms for provisions, etc., or for draining any room where food is prepared, should not be directly connected to th...
-Laundry Waste - Creamery Waste
The waste from washing machinery in laundries, from similar machines in breweries and other establishments where a large volume of water is constantly used, and from receptacles and sinks used in crea...
-Refrigerator Lines
The size of a line of waste pipe serving refrigerators on two floors should be at least 1 1/4 in., for three or four floors 1 1/2 in., and for more than four floors 2 in. Galvanized wrought-iron pipe...
-Bar Sinks - Soda-Fountain Sinks
The bar sink or the soda-fountain sink may be installed, if desired, with an indirect connection to the drainage system, or with direct communication. When an indirect connection is made for either o...
-Exhausts, Drips, And Blow-Offs Of Steam Boilers, Etc
The exhaust, draw-off, drip, and blow-off from a steam boiler should never connect directly into any sewer or into any part of the drainage system. These pipes should discharge into a tank or condense...
-The Stall Sink
In modern stables much attention is given to the proper drainage of horse stalls. Although not of so much moment when stables are located at a distance from dwellings, or in sparsely settled districts...
-The Horse Trough
The plumbing of the stable is not complete without the properly connected horse trough. The horse trough is generally made of cast iron, and may be provided with a standing overflow to guard against t...
-Frost-Proof Water Closets
Several forms of water closet are now made, designed especially for operation in places exposed to extreme cold, such as unheated stables, yards, etc. Water closets for this purpose cannot be of the o...
-Connections For S-Traps - Venting
The trap and its vent are so closely allied that it is best to consider them under the same heading. The trap is a vessel containing a body of water, the duty of which is to obstruct and prevent the ...
-Connections For S-Traps - Venting. Continued
The siphon consists primarily of a bent tube, one arm being shorter than the other. After the vacuum has been created, and both arms filled with water, the action continues because the falling of the ...
-Connections For Drum Traps
The drum trap for general fixture use is 4 in. in diameter, and into it are wiped the inlet and outlet waste pipes. The trap, then, represents an enlargement in the waste from a pipe of 1 1/4, 1 1/2, ...
-Practical Requirements Of Venting
The matter of venting appears in the plumbing system in several ways. In the first place there is the soil or waste vent through the roof, the main lines of vent into which the individual trap vents c...
-Soil Pipe And Soil Pipe Connections
Properly, soil pipe is any pipe through which the waste from a water closet passes, and waste pipe is any pipe receiving waste from any fixture or group of fixtures other than the water closet. The te...
-Soil Pipe And Soil Pipe Connections. Continued
The double T-Y is another fitting which should not be used on horizontal work, as the waste entering one side of the fitting will cross and enter the branch on the other side, instead of entering the ...
-Supporting And Running Of Soil Pipe
Too much care cannot be exercised in the running and supporting of soil pipes. They are generally made tight by caulked lead joints, which are easily made defective when moved in any way, owing to the...
-The House Or Main Trap And Fresh Air Inlet
In the construction of any plumbing system, one of the first things to be decided is whether the system shall be protected by a main trap or not. The question is a debatable one, and has been since t...
-The House Or Main Trap And Fresh Air Inlet. Continued
In the case of tenement houses, also, whose roofs in the summer season are occupied by the inmates, the escape of a constant stream of sewer gas would seem to be a thing to be dreaded. Another, and a...
-Floor And Yard Drains
Floor drains are much used and of much value on large work, especially in public toilet rooms for hotels, depots, stables, etc. The size of floor and yard drains should never be less than 3 in. in di...
-Subsoil Drainage
It is of the utmost importance to the health of the inmates that the cellar be kept as free from dampness as possible. In the case of damp soil, a system of subsoil drainage should always be employed...
-The Cellar Drainer
When the house drain is run overhead, it is clear that the cellar and subsoil drainage cannot be disposed of by gravity in the ordinary manner, as just described. The device used in raising the subsoi...
-Water Closets
Probably no other plumbing fixture or device has passed through such great changes and been brought from a most unsanitary condition to a condition of such high excellence as the water closet. A volu...
-Water-Closet Floor Connections
Floor connections, although often receiving scant attention, are an important feature in obtaining sanitary conditions. Several forms of this connection are shown in Plate 17. Fig. H shows the simples...
-Local Venting
A local or surface vent is a vent provided for the purpose of carrying off foul odors incident to the use of the water closet. This pipe is also applied to the urinal and slop sink to good advantage....
-Local Venting. Continued
In the event of the presence in one apartment of a contagious disease, it is possible in the use of the system of Fig. B to communicate the disease to the inmates of other apartments in the building. ...
-Bath Rooms
With the advent of modern fixtures and modern methods, the bath room of to-day may become, with a comparatively small outlay, a room of great beauty, and when it may be installed regardless of cost, i...
-Bath Rooms. Part 2
The vertical soil piping may sometimes be run in a dark closet adjacent to the bath room, but more often must be run inside a narrow partition, or exposed to view. If it is desired to conceal the soil...
-Bath Rooms. Part 3
In addition to the above fixtures, the use of shower baths in connection with the bath tub, and showers in connection with the lavatory, is much in vogue. Mirrors over the lavatories, porcelain stool...
-Bath Rooms. Part 4
To remedy this evil, the strainers should be removed from the bath tub and lavatory bowl, and the waste connections and traps thoroughly cleaned out with potash or washing soda and boiling water. As t...
-Poor Practices In Plumbing Construction
In order that the plumbing system may be absolutely safe, countless points of apparently small importance must be observed. The difference between a strictly high-class plumbing system and one of medi...
-Roughing-In
That part of the work on the plumbing system known as the roughing-in is shown in Plate 24. As will be noted, when the work has progressed to this point, all soil piping has been run, from a point ...
-Cleanouts
The connection shown on the sewer side of the main trap in Plate 24 is an excellent one, and is a practice now demanded wherever possible by many plumbing ordinances. The chief value of such a connec...
-Testing Of The Plumbing System
All properly arranged plumbing ordinances now demand that two tests shall be applied to each newly constructed plumbing system-one when the roughing has been completed, and the other when the entire p...
-The Water Test
The water test is applied to the roughing of all new work, unless water is not at hand or there is danger of its freezing, in which case the air test may be applied. Plate 24 shows the plumbing syste...
-The Air Test
When the air test is applied to the roughing, air should be forced into the system through a force pump, until a pressure of 10 lbs. is reached, 10 lbs. representing 20 in. of mercury. The air test is...
-The Smoke Test
In applying the smoke test, a machine designed for the purpose of producing a heavy volume of black smoke is used. Various materials are used in this machine for producing the smoke, among them being ...
-The Peppermint Test
If the final test is to be made with peppermint, a mixture of 2 ounces of oil of peppermint to a gallon of hot water is the requirement for an ordinary house. On large work, 2 ounces of peppermint sh...
-Continuous Venting
As previously stated, it is necessary to provide a system of vents to supply air to the fixture traps, in order that they may not suffer from the siphonage of their seals. The one great objection to ...
-Continuous Venting For Two-Floor Work
The continuous venting of fixture traps is sometimes known as venting in the rough, the origin of the phrase being easily understood after referring to Plate 27, the connections for which are almost...
-Continuous Venting For Two Lines Of Fixtures On Three Or More Floors
On the preceding plate the continuous vent is shown in a special application to two-floor work for four-flat apartment buildings. In Plate 28 the continuous vent is shown as applied to double lines of...
-Continuous Venting Of Water Closets-Circuit Vents - Loop Vents
In the system of plumbing shown on Plate 29, the venting of the several lines of water closets is accomplished by extending the horizontal soil line beyond the last fixture, and connecting this extens...
-Plumbing For Cottage House - General Remarks
The only difference between the plumbing system of a small dwelling, such as the cottage house, and the larger systems to be found in large residences, etc., is that it is of a less complicated nature...
-The House Drain, House Sewer, Etc
Plate 31 shows the general form of the drainage piping in the cellar or basement. Many of the features which appear have been taken up under preceding plates, such as main trap and fresh-air inlet, ce...
-Plumbing For Residences - Use Of Special Fittings - Brass Piping
The plumbing for a residence, shown in Plate 32, shows the use of various special waste and vent fittings, which are now coming into use extensively on the best class of work. A special advantage gain...
-Plumbing For Two-Flat House
The elevation of the plumbing for a two-flat house, with pipe sizes given, is shown on Plate 33. In general, the plumbing on buildings of this class is confined to the kitchen sink, laundry tubs, and ...
-Rain Leaders
The size of rain leaders should never be less than 3 in., and as much larger as the roof area which is drained should require. Plumbing ordinances differ in trap requirements for rain leaders, some r...
-Regulation Of Plumbing Construction In Tenement Houses, Lodging Houses, Etc
Many of the larger cities have found that as the crowded conditions of the tenement-house districts increase, special provisions must be made to meet these conditions in such a manner that the sanitar...
-Plumbing For Apartment Building - Systems Of Hot-Water Supply - Range Boilers, Etc
It is not the purpose of this work to take up the consideration of either hot- or cold-water supply in a comprehensive manner. There are certain things, however, which many of the readers of this book...
-Plumbing For Double Apartment Buildings
In Plate 35 are shown two stacks serving the fixtures of a double apartment building, one stack for the kitchen fixtures, the other for bath-room fixtures. The main lines of soil and waste pipes in b...
-Filtered Water Supply
There is a constantly growing demand for filtered water supplies for city buildings of nearly all classes, the demand increasing as the country grows in population, and as a consequence hitherto pure ...
-Plumbing For Office Buildings
The plumbing for office buildings is naturally varied, but consists largely of lines of lavatories and toilet rooms, both public and private, successive floors often being duplicates. The continuous v...
-Plumbing For Public Toilet Rooms
The public toilet room of to-day is a far more sanitary institution than that of a few years ago. This is due not to one thing only, but to several. The methods and practices of installing such work ...
-Causes Of Siphonage In The Unvented Plumbing System
Under the subject of venting, taken up under Plate II, it was seen that the trap seal may be lost by siphonage, the latter action following the formation in the drainage system of a vacuum or partial ...
-Plumbing For Bath Establishment
Systems of plumbing such as that shown in Plate 39 are to be found in Turkish-bath establishments, clubs, Y. M. C. A. buildings, and in other like institutions. Such a system usually includes a number...
-Tanks For Storage And Supply
Formerly the attic tank, which supplied the house with water under tank pressure, was of large size, holding several hundred gallons. To-day, however, much smaller tanks are used for this purpose. The...
-Plumbing For Engine House And Stables
In Plate 40 is shown the elevation of a system of plumbing for an engine house. The same style of work may also be used in private stables. In addition to the connections shown, there are usually toi...
-Factory Plumbing
The sanitary arrangements of well-appointed factories of the present day are of as high an excellence as for schools and other institutions. There is no reason why they should not be of a high standar...
-Automatic Flushing For Schools, Factories, Etc
It is often desirable to provide groups of such fixtures as water closets and urinals with automatic flushing, such provision being specially valuable in school and factory use, and often in public wo...
-The Use Of Flushing Valves
Flush valves are used in place of tanks in the flushing of water closets, urinals, and slop sinks. They may be placed directly back of and above the fixtures which they serve, or may be concealed behi...
-Urinals For Public Toilet Rooms
Owing to the nature of the waste that enters the urinal, it is the most difficult of all toilet-room fixtures to keep in a clean and sanitary condition. The foul air noticed in many public toilet roo...
-The Durham System
There is no difference in the principles of construction between the Durham system and the plumbing system as ordinarily constructed. The only difference in the Durham system is that it is constructed...
-The Durham System. Continued
Steel pipe is much used in place of wrought iron, many times indeed, under the impression that it is wrought iron. This material is far shorter lived than even wrought iron, and is entirely unsuited ...
-Destruction Of Pipes By Electrolysis
In recent years great damage has been done to all kinds of underground piping by the action of electric currents, chiefly from electric railway systems. This damaging action afreets water mains and se...
-Construction Of Work Without Use Of Lead
The present tendency of plumbing construction is toward the use of other metals than lead, cast and wrought iron, brass and copper being the materials commonly used; whereas in former times the entire...
-The Disposal Of Sewage Of Fixtures Located Below Sewer Level - Automatic Sewage Lifts -Automatic Sump Tanks
In the larger cities there are many instances where plumbing fixtures are located below the level of the street sewer, in which case it is obviously impossible to discharge the waste coming from them,...
-Disposal Of Sewage Of Fixtures Located Below Sewer Level. Automatic Sewage Lifts. Automatic Sump Tanks. Continued
The receiver of the ejector should be vented, such vent usually being connected into some convenient main vent on the gravity-drainage system. Air compressors and a storage tank for compressed air are...
-Country Plumbing
The subject of country plumbing differs in many respects from the plumbing of cities and towns. The difference arises principally because of the fact that usually the plumbing system installed in the ...
-Water Supply
The manner in which the water supply for the country house shall be procured is always a matter of importance, and usually depends largely upon the natural facilities that exist. The methods commonly ...
-Construction And Use Of Cesspools
The cesspool is made use of only in the absence of public sewers. Whenever entrance may be made into a public sewer, the use of the cesspool should be discontinued entirely. After public sewers have b...
-Construction And Action Of The Septic Tank
As stated under the preceding plate, the use of the cesspool is a practice to be followed only as a last resort, when no better method can be employed. At best, however, the cesspool is a crude, filth...
-Underground Disposal Of Partially Purified Sewage
As a general thing, the most practicable method of final disposal of partially purified sewage, is obtained by discharging the contents of the discharge tank into an underground system of distributing...
-Automatic Sewage Siphons
After the introduction of the septic tank it was seen that ordinary methods of discharging the contents were not desirable. For instance, in the employment of underground systems of disposal an ordin...
-Pneumatic Systems Of Water Supply
Inconsidering the general subject of country plumbing under a previous plate, allusion has been made to different methods of procuring a supply of water for use in the country, where there is no syste...
-Hydraulic Rams
The use of the hydraulic ram is the solution of many an otherwise difficult problem in securing a supply of water in the country. It is only under certain conditions that the ram can be made use of, b...
-Pumps
The simplest form of pump is the suction pump, and this is the form most commonly in use. Its action depends upon atmospheric pressure, which at sea level is approximately 15 lbs. to the square inch, ...
-Water Supply By Siphonage
When the source of a water supply is at a higher elevation than the point at which the water is to be delivered, and there are no intervening obstructions between the two points, the supply may be del...
-Pumping By Windmill
The following suggestions on windmill pumping may be found of value. One of the most desirable features in this work is the efficiency of the plant in light winds. A pump used in connection with a win...
-Capacity Of Tanks
In connection with windmills, rams, etc., which pump to storage tanks, it is often required to estimate the dimensions of tanks to hold certain amounts of water, or to find how many gallons are held b...
-Protection Of Supply Pipes Against Freezing
Many attempts along various lines have been made to solve the question of protection of water pipes against freezing, with greater or less satisfactory results. In some cases the covering of supply p...
-Water Supply For Country House
In the foregoing pages reference has been made to several of the features shown in Plate 51. This illustration gives a general system of supply, showing several details of value. Plate LI. Water Supp...
-Hot-Water Supply
In connection with the supply work shown in Plate 51 there is also shown a system of hot-water supply, in which the kitchen-range boiler is heated both by the kitchen range and by a coil in the furnac...
-Thawing Underground Water Pipes By Electricity
A succession of severe winters has had the result of establishing the practice of thawing frozen water mains and service pipes by means of electricity. In some sections during the winter of 1903-4 wat...
-Double Boilers
While the principle of the double boiler is simple and its connections straightforward, there are comparatively few who understand the manner in which it should be installed. The double boiler is used...
-Cut-Offs
Under some conditions street pressure will not at all times of the day raise water to the highest floor which is intended to be supplied by city pressure. It then becomes necessary to use a device, kn...
-Headers
In large hot-water supply systems the cold-water lines connect into a header, the hot-water lines into another, and the circulation pipes into another. This makes the work very systematic and easily ...
-Hot-Water Supply For Large Buildings
In the supplying of hot water for large buildings the boiler is generally of the horizontal style, hung by wrought-iron hangers from the cellar timbers, although vertical boilers are sometimes used. T...
-Automatic Control Of Hot-Water Tanks
On large work it is essential to satisfactory service to provide automatic control for the hot-water tank. On smaller work, also, automatic control may be used to advantage. When the supply system is ...
-The Three-Pipe System Of Supply
In many sections of the country, owing to the nature of the soil through which the water supply flows, water supplied for domestic purposes is exceedingly hard, and therefore naturally presents a most...
-The Softening Of Hard Water For Domestic Purposes
In the consideration of the three-pipe system, under Plate 56, a method was described for overcoming the incrustation of water fronts and range connections, incident to the use of hard water, by means...
-Domestic Purposes
Plate 57. Water Softener to Prevent Incrustation of Wafer Fronts,etc Fig. B. The construction of a water-softening device of this type, and its application, are shown in Plate 57. In Fig. A the...
-Special Problems And Devices In Hot-Water Supply
Probably there is no branch of the plumbing industry which constantly presents more difficult situations than hot-water supply and circulation, and the consideration of some of these problems, with th...
-Suggestions For Estimating Plumbing Construction
It is the belief of the author that a special chapter devoted to the subject of the estimating of plumbing work will add to the value of this work in the eyes of many of its readers. The plumbing fra...
-Suggestions For Estimating Plumbing Construction. Part 2
Copper Galv. Boiler Stands Tubes Valves Sed. Cocks House Tank Ball Cock and Valve Pantry Sinks Pantry Cocks Plugs, Chain, Stays Traps Ferrules Water Closets Tanks Tank Boards Seats Brackets Ch...
-Suggestions For Estimating Plumbing Construction. Part 3
Unless designated in such a sketch, the estimating of fittings must generally depend upon the picture of the work, at different points, which the estimator holds in his mind. While this method often r...
-Suggestions For Estimating Plumbing Construction. Part 4
The preservation of old estimates and complete lists of stock used will often allow the estimator to refer to them and get a line on work of similar nature which he may be figuring. Galvanized vent fi...
-Suggestions For Estimating Plumbing Construction. Part 5
If a published table of discounts cannot be procured, the estimator may make one to include whatever range of discounts may be desired. There are very handy tables published, which show discounts from...
-Suggestions For Estimating Plumbing Construction. Part 6
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PRACTICAL PERSPECTIVE. By Richards and Colvin. Shows just how to make all kinds of mechanical drawings in the only practical perspective isometric. Makes everything plain so that any mechanic can und...
-Electricity
ARITHMETIC OF ELECTRICITY. By Prof. T. O'Conor Sloane. A practical treatise on electrical calculations of all kinds reduced to a series of rules, all of the simplest forms, and involving only ordinar...
-Electricity. Continued
HOUSE WIRING. By Thomas W. Poppe. This work describes and illustrates the actual installation of Electric Light Wiring, the manner in which the work should be done, and the method of doing it. The bo...
-Factory Management, Etc
MODERN MACHINE SHOP CONSTRUCTION, EQUIPMENT AND MANAGEMENT. By O. E. Perrigo, M.E. The only work published that describes the modern machine shop or manufacturing plant from the time the grass is gro...
-Fuel
COMBUSTION OF COAL AND THE PREVENTION OF SMOKE. By Wm. M. Barr. This book has been prepared with special reference to the generation of heat by the combustion of the common fuels found in the United ...
-Gas Engines And Gas
THE GASOLINE ENGINE ON THE FARM: ITS OPERATION, REPAIR AND USES. By Xeno W. Putnam. This is a practical treatise on the Gasoline and Kerosene Engine intended for the man who wants to know just now to...
-Gearing And Cams
BEVEL GEAR TABLES. By D. AG. Engstrom. A book that will at once commend itself to mechanics and draftsmen. Does away with all the trigonometry and fancy figuring on bevel gears, and makes it easy for...
-Hydraulics
HYDRAULIC ENGINEERING. By Gardner D. Hiscox. A treatise on the properties, power, and resources of water for all purposes. Including the measurement of streams, the flow of water in pipes or conduits...
-Inventors' Manual, How To Make A Patent Pay
This is a book designed as a guide to inventors in perfecting their inventions, taking out their patents and disposing of them. It is not in any sense a Patent Solicitor's Circular nor a Patent Broke...
-Knots
KNOTS, SPLICES AND ROPE WORK. By A. Hyatt Verrill. This is a practical book giving complete and simple directions for making all the most useful and ornamental knots in common use, with chapters on S...
-Lathe Work
LATHE DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, AND OPERATION, WITH PRACTICAL EXAMPLES OF LATHE WORK. By Oscar E. Perrigo. A new revised edition, and the only complete American work on the subject, written by a man who ...
-Liquid Air
LIQUID AIR AND THE LIQUEFACTION OF GASES. By T. O'Conor Sloane. This book gives the history of the theory, discovery, and manufacture of Liquid Air. and contains an illustrated description of all the...
-Locomotive Engineering
AIR-BRAKE CATECHISM. By Robert H. Blackall. This book is a standard text book. It covers the Westinghouse Air-Brake Equipment, including the No. 5 and the No. 6 E. T. Locomotive Brake Equipment; the ...
-Practical Instructor And Reference Book For Locomotive
FIREMEN AND ENGINEERS. By Chas. F. Lockhart. An entirely new book on the Locomotive. It appeals to every railroad man, as it tells him how things are done and the right way to do them. Written by a m...
-Prevention Of Railroad Accidents, Or Safety In Railroading
By George Bradshaw, This book is a heart-to-heart talk with Railroad Employees, dealing with facts, not theories, and showing the men in the ranks, from every-day experience, how accidents occur and ...
-The Walschaert And Other Modern Radial Valve Gears For
LOCOMOTIVES. By Wm. W. Wood. If you would thoroughly understand the Walschaert Valve Gear you should possess a copy of this book, as the author takes the plainest form of a steam engine - a stationar...
-Machine-Shop Practice. American Tool Making And Interchangeable Manufacturing
By J. V. Wood worth. A shoppy book, containing no theorizing, no problematical or experimental devices, there are no badly proportioned and impossible diagrams, no catalogue cuts, but a valuable co...
-The Whole Field Of Mechanical Movements Covered By Mr. Hiscox's Two Books
We publish two books by Gardner D. Hiscox that will keep you from inventing things that hate been done before, and suggest ways of doing things that you have not thought of before. Many a man spends...
-Mechanical Appliances, Mechanical Movements And Novelties
OF CONSTRUCTION. By Gardner D. Hiscox. This is a supplementary volume to the one upon mechanical movements. Unlike the first volume, which is more elementary in character, this volume contains illust...
-Manual Training
Economics Of Manual Training. By Louis Rouiillion. The only book published that gives just the information needed by all interested in Manual Training, regarding Buildings, Equipment, and Supplies. S...
-Marine Engineering. Modern Submarine Chart
A cross-section view, showing clearly and distinctly all the interior of a Submarine of the latest type. You get more information from this chart about the construction and operation of a submarine th...
-Pattern Making
PRACTICAL PATTERN MAKING. By F. W. Barrows. This book, now in its second edition, is a comprehensive and entirely practical treatise on the subject of pattern making, illustrating pattern work in bot...
-Perfumery. Perfumes And Cosmetics, Their Preparation And Manufacture
By G. W. Askinson, Perfumer. A comprehensive treatise, in which there has been nothing omitted that could be of value to the perfumer or manufacturer of toilet preparations. Complete directions for m...
-Plumbing
MECHANICAL DRAWING FOR PLUMBERS. By R. M. Starbuck. A concise, comprehensive and practical treatise on the subject of mechanical drawing in its various modern applications to the work of all who are ...
-Recipe Book
HENLEY'S TWENTIETH CENTURY BOOK OF RECIPES, FORMULAS AND PROCESSES. Edited by Gardner D. Hiscox. The most valuable Techno-chemical Formula Book published, including over 10,000 selected scientific, c...
-Rubber Hand Stamps And The Manipulation Of India Rubber
By T. O'Conor Sloane. This book gives full details on all points, treating in a concise and simple manner the elements of nearly everything it is necessary to understand for a commencement in any bra...
-Saws
SAW FILINGS AND MANAGEMENT OF SAWS. By Robert Grimshaw. A practical hand-book on filing, gumming, swaging, hammering, and the brazing of band saws, the speed, work, and power to run circular saws, et...
-Steam Engineering
AMERICAN STATIONARY ENGINEERING. By W. E. Crane. This book begins at the boiler room and takes in the whole power plant. A plain talk on every-day work about engines, boilers, and their accessories. ...
-Horsepower Chart
Shows the horsepower of any stationary engine without calculation. No matter what the cylinder diameter of stroke, the steam pressure of cut-off, the revolutions, or whether condensing or non-condensi...
-Steel
STEEL: ITS SELECTION, ANNEALING, HARDENING, AND TEMPERING. By E. R. Markham. This work was formerly known as The American Steel Worker, but on the publication of the new, revised edition, the publi...
-Tractors
THE MODERN GAS TRACTOR. By Victor W. Page. A complete treatise describing all types and sizes of gasoline, kerosene, and oil tractors. Considers design and construction exhaustively, gives complete i...







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