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Author Topic: "Steam" Published 1904, and an introduction  (Read 1241 times)
Sir Tippler Ames
« on: November 09, 2007, 04:50:06 am »

 Allo, As this is my first contribution to the Steampunk community a introduction is in order!
I am Sir Tippler Ames, Tipp for shortened ease.  Grin

 Anyway on to the book i have recently stumbled upon!

 "Steam: Its Generation and Use" was produced by the Babcock & Wilcox Co.
and published by the Knickerbocker Press in New York: 1904

 I have provided very large pictures so that you can enjoy the beauty
of this book

The most magnificent minimalist cover
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And the opening front page
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 The book is both an explanation of the mechanics of creating steam and
the use of boilers but also a wonderful advertisement for Babcock & Wilcox boilers

 Table of contents and List of Illustrations
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 But of course we need some text as well so i have included the first page of text and also
The importance of providing against explosion  Huh
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 And finally a wonderful illustration of the "Babcock & Wilcox Boilers, with Cook's Automatic Apparatus for Burning Green Bagasse"
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Buford Mathias, Esq. FRS
Snr. Officer
Germany Germany

« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2007, 03:37:27 pm »

That's a very fine book you have there, sir. Also: welcome to the forum.

If you read this rather long and convoluted statement (and it is worthwhile, believe me) in the end you will find out (apart from the realization that I like overly long sentences but am severely limited by the maximal amount of characters allowed on signatures) that you have just lost
The Game.
PT Sideshow
Snr. Officer
United States United States

Holder of unlimted Stationary Engineers License

« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2007, 05:34:47 pm »

It was published/updated yearly or every two years. And yes it was strictly an advert give away to design engineers, and operating engineers as a means of bringing people up to speed on the latest and greatest.
Mine is 37TH edition 1963. So if you look and check the used book stores you can find them well under 10.00 bucks US.  Grin

"I am not ashamed to admit, that I am ignorant of the things I do not know"!
Steam Theologian
Zeppelin Overlord
Canada Canada

« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2007, 05:44:29 pm »

My personal copy is a 1919 edition... Good book...


You never know what lonesome is , 'til you get to herdin' cows.
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