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Old Stationary Engines Book By David Edgington

 
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Old Stationary Engines By David Edgington. - Latest Edition Now Available!

Totally re-written and uprated in 2004 to include over ninety colour pictures and illustrations. Second edition, revised and updated in 2009.

Though there are a good many contemporary books describing the development and progress of early gas, oil and diesel stationary engines, most of which are written for the technical man and consequently tend to be too difficult for the uninitiated to understand. But this book, on the other hand, is dedicated to the newcomer wishing to learn more about old stationary engines and the reasons why people collect them. It describes in a language as non-technical as possible the evolution of the first practical stationary engines and then illustrates some of the many designs, with notes on their basic relevant points and comments on some of the better-known manufacturers. There are many different forms of stationary engine and bearing this in mind emphasis has been placed on engines that the reader is likely to come across. There are small-power engines, large engines, common engines (Lister, Petter, Wolseley etc.) and rare engines (Omnia, Vincent, Scott Homer), hopefully something for everyone! This book may also be of value to the longer-term enthusiast because of the large collection of over ninety captioned photographs (in colour), which could be used at a reference.

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