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A CATECHISM OF THE STEAM ENGINE

IN ITS VARIOUS APPLICATIONS TO MINES, MILLS, STEAM NAVIGATION, RAILWAYS, AND AGRICULTURE.

WITH

PRACTICAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE MANUFACTURE AND MANAGEMENT OF ENGINES OF EVERY CLASS.

BY

JOHN BOURNE, C.E.

NEW AND REVISED EDITION.

PREFACE TO THE FOURTH EDITION.

PREFACE TO THE FIFTH EDITION.

PUBLISHERS' NOTICE.

 

MECHANICAL PRINCIPLES OF THE STEAM ENGINE.

CHAP. I.--GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF THE STEAM ENGINE.

CHAP. II.--HEAT, COMBUSTION, AND STEAM.

CHAP. III.--EXPANSION OF STEAM AND ACTION OF THE VALVES.

 

CHAP. IV.--MODES OF ESTIMATING THE POWER AND PERFORMANCE OF ENGINES AND BOILERS.

CHAP. V.--PROPORTIONS OF BOILERS.

CHAP. VI.--PROPORTIONS OF ENGINES.

CHAP. VII.--CONSTRUCTIVE DETAILS OF BOILERS.

CHAP. VIII.--CONSTRUCTIVE DETAILS OF ENGINES.

CHAP. IX.--STEAM NAVIGATION.

CHAP. X.--EXAMPLES OF ENGINES OF RECENT CONSTRUCTION.

CHAP. XI.--ON VARIOUS FORMS AND APPLICATIONS OF THE STEAM ENGINE.

CHAP. XII.--MANUFACTURE AND MANAGEMENT OF STEAM ENGINES.