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  • 507 Mechanical Movements

    Mechanisms and Devices

    Epicyclic trains, oblique rollers, trip hammers, and lazy-tongs are among the ingenious mechanisms defined and illustrated in this intriguing collection. Spanning the first century of the Industrial Revolution, this 1868 compilation features simplified, concise illustrations of the mechanisms used in hydraulics, steam engines, pneumatics, presses, horologes, and scores of other machines.The ... Read more

    $13.13 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Firing the Flying Scotsman and Other Great Locomotives

    Life on the Footplate in the Last Years of Steam

    by Ken Issitt ...
    Remembering the romance of a bygone era, with all the dirt, grime and risks the job entailed! Fast train fireman Ken Issitt worked on the footplate from the late 1940s to 1960, experiencing firing some of the greatest locomotives from the Flying Scotsman to Coltimore and Blink Bonney. The work was hard and conditions were tough but little did Ken know at the time that he was experiencing the last ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Inviting Disaster

    Lessons From the Edge of Technology

    Combining captivating storytelling with eye-opening findings, Inviting Disaster delves inside some of history's worst catastrophes in order to show how increasingly "smart" systems leave us wide open to human tragedy.Weaving a dramatic narrative that explains how breakdowns in these systems result in such disasters as the chain reaction crash of the Air France Concorde to the meltdown at the ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • The Art of Watch Repair - Including Descriptions of the Watch Movement, Parts of the Watch, and Common Stoppages of Wrist Watches

    by Anon ...
    This vintage text contains a detailed guide to watch repair, with descriptions of the watch movement, parts of the watch, and common stoppages of wrist watches. The aim of this text is to describe as clearly as possible how the watch works and how to repair and keep it in order. Complete with step-by-step instructions and helpful illustrations, this volume is ideal for anyone with an interest in ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Clock Makers and Clock Manufacture in the North East of England - Celebrated Clock Manufacturers from the Golden Age of Northern Horology

    by Anon ...
    This vintage text contains a comprehensive guide to the clock makers and clock manufacture in the north east of England, being a discussion of celebrated clock manufacture from the golden age of northern horology. Containing a wealth of interesting historical information and a plethora of detailed illustrations, this volume will appeal to those with a keen interest in the history and development ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Steam Age Machines

    by R. R. Green ...
    "Steam Age Machines" contains descriptions and 110 fine etchings and drawings of late 1800's industrial machines and steam engines. The beautifully detailed etchings are of framing quality and show the highest point of the technology. The pre-OSCHA machines reveal the innermost workings of the gears, flywheels and structure before safety regulations hide them from view. This book also gives a ... Read more

    $5.74 AUD

  • Steam Engines Explained

    by Stan Yorke ...
    In this book, Stan Yorke explains the history of the steam engine and the enormous variety of uses to which it was put. There are over 50 photographs, plus detailed diagrams. Steam engines with their hissing pistons, revolving wheels and smell of oil and coal smoke have an irresistible attraction for many of us. The realisation that steam could be used to power machinery became one of the great ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Tools and Materials of the Watchmaker - A Guide to the Amateur Watchmaker's Toolkit - Including How to make your own Tools

    by Anon ...
    This antiquarian book contains a short treatise on the tools and materials of the watchmaker, being an accessible guide to the constituents of the amateur watchmaker's toolkit complete with information on how to make your own tools. Written in simple, understandable language and full of useful information and handy tips, this guide is ideal for the novice watchmaker, and would make for a great ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • A Beginner's Guide to the Mechanics of Wrist and Pocket Watches - Including the History of Their Development and Some Famous Watch Makers

    by Anon ...
    This antiquarian volume contains a beginner's guide to watches, being an accessible and simplified description of the mechanics of wrist and pocket watches together with information on the history of their development. Written in clear, plain language and full of useful hints and clear explanations, this text is ideal for those with an interest in the workings of timepieces but who have little ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Safety Manual

    Pump Safe Australia

    The Concrete Pumping Association of Australia has produced a quick reference guide Safety Manual that has been designed as a guide for the prevention of accidents. The Manual includes safety information for driving, operating and maintaining concrete pumps and related equipment. The book will fit into a normal size glove box and may be used as a guide for training and induction. ... Read more

    $31.99 AUD

  • Beautiful Antique Clocks from Around the World - Descriptions, Stories, and the History of These Beautiful Clocks

    by Anon ...
    This vintage book comprises a guide to some of the world's most beautiful antique clocks, complete with detailed descriptions, interesting stories, and comments on the history of these wonderful pieces. An interesting and informative guide, this book will appeal to those with a keen interest in historical clocks of note, and it is a book not to be missed by the discerning collector. The chapters ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Practical Watch Repairing

    This vintage text contains a comprehensive and practical guide to watch repair, with information on simple and complex repairs, cleaning, general maintenance, and much more besides. Written in clear, plain language and full of step-by-step instructions and helpful diagrams, this text is ideal for those with little previous knowledge, and it would make for a worthy addition to any collections. The ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Getting Started with Direct2D

    by Corey Fleming ...
    This title is one of the "Essentials" IT Books published by TechNet Publications Limited.This Book is a very helpful practical guide for beginners in the topic , which can be used as a learning material for students pursuing their studies in undergraduate and graduate levels in universities and colleges and those who want to learn the topic via a short and complete resource.We hope you find this ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • The Pocket Watch - The History and Stories Surrounding the First Pocket Watches

    by Anon ...
    This vintage book contains a concise yet detailed discussion of the pocket watch, being a short essay on the history of the pocket watch with information on early designers, important people, its development, and much more. Written in clear, plain language and full of interesting information on the subject, this book will be of considerable value to those with an interest in the history and ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Book of Basic Machines

    The U.S. Navy Training Manual

    by U.S. Navy ...
    Have you ever wondered why levers and pulleys make it easy to lift heavy objects? Or thought about what it is that makes a combustion engine work?The Book of Basic Machines will give you the information you need to understand key concepts, techniques, components, and much more. Designed and prepared by the Naval Education and Training Program Development Center for naval training, and taught ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Getting Started with CUDA

    by Aaron Riley ...
    This title is one of the "Essentials" IT Books published by TechNet Publications Limited.This Book is a very helpful practical guide for beginners in the topic , which can be used as a learning material for students pursuing their studies in undergraduate and graduate levels in universities and colleges and those who want to learn the topic via a short and complete resource.We hope you find this ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • Model Engine-Making

    In Theory and Practice

    by J. Pocock ...
    First published in 1888 for beginners, Model Engine-Making is a fascinating and comprehensive guide to building your first steam engine. While steam is no longer “the most important power of the day,” this book remains a fascinating in-depth resource for those with either a theoretical or practical interest in building and using small steam engines. Included within this book are over 100 detailed ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD $1.99 AUD

  • How to Run a Lathe - Volume I (Edition 43) The Care and Operation of a Screw-Cutting Lathe

    This is the first volume of "How to Run a Lathe" by J. J. O'Brien and M. W. O'Brien. This novice-friendly and profusely-illustrated handbook contains a wealth of practical information on all manner of lathe work, ranging from turning and boring to filing and polishing. Highly recommended for those with an interest in woodwork and not to be missed by collectors of allied literature. Contents ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Mallard

    How the ‘Blue Streak’ Broke the World Speed Record

    by Don Hale ...
    JUST over eighty years ago on the East Coast main line, the streamlined A4 Pacific locomotive Mallard reached a top speed of 126mph – a world record for steam locomotives that still stands. Since then, millions have seen this famous locomotive, resplendent in her blue livery, on display at the National Railway Museum in York. Here, Don Hale tells the full story of how the record was broken: from ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Art of Welding

    Featuring Ryan Friedlinghaus of West Coast Customs

    OverviewRyan Friedlinghaus, the celebrated guru of automotive customization and host ofWest Coast Customs on Fox Sports (read About the Author for more), adds practical knowledge to William Galvery's acclaimed welding insight and everyday tips and tricks developed over his long professional career as an educator.This unique and original book improves upon the shortcomings of competitive titles by ... Read more

    $46.99 AUD

  • Three-phase AC-AC Power Converters Based on Matrix Converter Topology

    Matrix-reactance frequency converters concept

    series Power Systems
    AC voltage frequency changes is one of the most important functions of solid state power converters. The most desirable features in frequency converters are the ability to generate load voltages with arbitrary amplitude and frequency, sinusoidal currents and voltages waveforms; the possibility of providing unity power factor for any load; and, finally, a simple and compact power circuit. Over the ... Read more

    $161.99 AUD

  • Machinery's Handbook Pocket Companion

    Quick Access to Basic Data & More from the 31st Edition

    Machinery’s Handbook, Pocket Companion, is a concise yet authoritative, highly useful reference that draws its content from the Machinery’s Handbook. Designed as a time saver, the Pocket Companion is an ideal quick resource for anyone in manufacturing, metalworking, and related fields for whom convenient access to just the most basic data is essential.The Pocket Companion draws on the wealth of ... Read more

    $41.99 AUD

  • Confessions of A Steam-Age Ferroequinologist

    Journeys on BR’s London Midland Region

    ferroequinologist (noun) Someone who studies the ‘Iron Horse’ (i.e. trains and locomotives). From the Latin ferrus ‘iron’ and equine ‘horse’ + -logist As the British steam era drew to a close, a young Keith Widdowson set out to travel on as many steam-hauled trains as possible – documenting each journey in his notebooks. In Confessions of a Steam Age Ferroequinologist, he cracks these books open ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Galloping Sausage and Other Train Curiosities

    150 Steam Railway Events and Stories

    The formative years of Britain’s railway network produced a host of ideas, activities and characters, quite a few of which now seem not only highly unusual, but sometimes little short of ridiculous. Weird schemes and designs, extravagant behaviour, reckless competition and larger-than-life characters all featured in the genuine struggle of the railway system to evolve. While the dawning of ... Read more

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