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Mechanical Engineers Pocket Book

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Mechanical Engineers Pocket Book

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Mechanical Engineers Pocket Book




During the first ten years following the issue of the first edition of this book, in 1895, the attempt was made to keep it up to date by the method of cutting out pages and paragraphs, inserting new ones in their places, by inserting new pages lettered a, b, c, etc., and by putting some new matter in an appendix. In this way the book passed to its 7th edition in October. 1904. After 50,000 copies had been printed it was found that the electro- typed plates were beginning to wear out, so that extensive resetting of type would soon be necessary The advances in engineering practice also had been so great that it was evident that many chapters required to be entirely rewritten. It was therefore determined to make a thorough revision of the book, and to reset the type throughout. This has now been accomplished after four years of hard work. The size of the book has increased over 300 pages, in spite of all efforts to save space by condensation and inclusion on of much of the old matter and by resetting many of the tables and formula in shorter form. A new style of type for the tables has been designed for the book, which is believed to be much more easily read than the old. The thanks from the author are due to many manufacturers who have furnished new tables of materials and machines.

Though this book is very dated virtually all of the formulas for design and manufacturing are still applicable.


  • Arithmetic.
  • Weights and Measures.
  • Algebra.
  • Mensuration, Plane Surface
  • Mensuration, Solid Bodies.
  • Plane Trigonometry.
  • Analytical Geometry.
  • Differential Calculus.
  • The Slide Rule.
  • Logarithmic Ruled Paper.
  • Mathematical Tables.
  • Materials.
  • Miscellaneous Materials
  • Strength of Materials
  • Alloys
  • Ropes and Cables
  • Springs
  • Riveted Joints
  • Iron and Steel
  • Steel
  • Mechanics
  • Elements of Mechanics
  • Stresses in Frames Structures
  • Heat
  • Physical Properties of Gasses
  • Air Properties
  • Flow of Air
  • Wind Energy
  • Compressed Air
  • Fans and Blowers
  • Heating and Ventilation
  • Water
  • Hydraulics, Flow of Water
  • WAter power
  • Water Wheels, Turbine Wheels
  • Power of Ocean Waves
  • Pumps
  • Hydraulic Pressure Transmission
  • Fuel and Combustion
  • Liquid Fuel
  • Fuel Gas
  • Acetylene and Calcium Carbide
  • Illuminating Gas
  • Steam
  • Flow of Steam
  • Steam Pipes
  • Steam Boiler
  • Strength of Steam Boilers
  • Boiler Attachments, Furnaces, Etc.
  • Safety Valves
  • The Injector
  • Feed Water HEaters
  • Steam Separators
  • Chimneys
  • Steam Engine
  • Compound Engines
  • STeam Engine Economy
  • Dimensions of Parts of Engines
  • Fly Wheels
  • Slide Valve
  • Governors
  • Condensers, Air Pumps, Circulating Pumps, etc.
  • Rotary Steam Engines Steam Turbines.
  • Naphtha Engines Hot-air Engines
  • Internal Combustion Engines.
  • Locomotives
  • Shafting
  • Pulleys
  • Belting
  • Belting
  • Gearing
  • Forms of Gear Teeth
  • Strength of Gear Teeth
  • Hoisting and Conveying
  • Cranes
  • Coal Handling Machinery
  • Wire Rope Haulage
  • Wire Rope Transmission
  • Rope Driving
  • Friction and Lubrication
  • Friction Brakes and Friction Clutches
  • Lubrication
  • Foundry
  • Machine Shop
  • ABrasive Processes
  • Various Tools and Processes
  • DYnamometers
  • Ice Making & Refrigerating Machines
  • Marine Engineering
  • Screw Propeller
  • Marine PRactice
  • Paddle Wheel
  • Jet Propulsion
  • Construction of Buildings
  • Foundations
  • Masonry
  • Beams and Girders
  • Walls
  • Floors, Columns and Posts
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electrical Resistance
  • Direct Electric Currents
  • Electric transmission, Direct Currents
  • Electric Railways
  • Electric Lighting Illumination
  • Electric Batteries
  • Magnet Circuit
  • Dynamo Machines
  • Alternating Currents
  • Alternating Current Circuits
  • Transformers, Converters, etc.
  • Electric Motors
  • Alternating Current motors
  • Sizes of Electric generators and motors