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By WALTER R. BROWNE, M.A., C.E.
Crown 8vo, cloth, 48. 6.1.
“The successful prosecution of Mechanics depends mainly on the obtaining a clear and thorough mastery of a few leading principles.-Preface.
“Clear in style and practical in method, The Student's Mechanics' is cordially to be recommended from all points of view. ... Will be of great value to students."-Athenæum.
“The merits of the work are especially conspicuous in its clearness and brevity.”- Westminster Review.
By W. J. MACQUORN RANKINE, C.E., LL.D., F.R.S.,
for Electricians. Sixth Edition. 10s. 6d. VI. A MECHANICAL TEXT-BOOK, Second Edition. 98.
** The “ MECHANICAL TEXT-BOOK," by Prof. RANKINE and E. F. BAMBER, C.E., was designed as an INTRODUCTION to the above Series of Manuals.
By J. ARTHUR PHILLIPS, F.R.S., F.G.S., F.C.S., C.E., ETC.
ELEMENTS OF METALLURGY:
Copper Fuels, etc.
Platinum, etc. “The value of this work is almost inestimable."-Mining Journal.
LONDON: CHARLES GRIFFIN & Co., EXETER STREET, STRAND.
WITH SPECIAL CHAPTERS ON
HEAT AND STEAM-BOILERS.
A MANUAL FOR
USERS OF STEAM AND WATER.
FROM THE GERMAN OF
PROFESSOR AT THE IMPERIAL AND ROYAL SCHOOL OF AGRICULTURE,
WALTER R. BROWNE, M.A.,
M. INST. C.E., LATE FELLOW OF TRINITY COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE.
WITH NUMEROUS ILLUSTRATIONS.
CHARLES GRIFFIN AND COMPANY,
EXETER STREET, STRAND.
All manufacturers on a large scale are users of Fuel and Water for the purpose of raising steam, and many of them for other purposes also. They are therefore concerned, and often very deeply concerned, in what may be called the "technology" of those subjects—in such questions as the best form and arrangement of boilers, the prevention of scale, the draught of chimneys, the efficiency of different forms of furnace, etc. If, however, such a manufacturer (in England at least) sets himself to obtain the best information he can upon these important subjects, he will find that he has no easy task before him. The existing works on Fuel and Water are compiled, mainly at least, for the benefit of students in physics and chemistry ; while those on steam-boilers look at them from the point of view of the engineer, and deal chiefly with questions of construction. There seems room, therefore, for a volume which shall present him, in a compact form, with just such information as he is in need of-treating the questions involved from his special point of view; describing, for instance, the different types of boiler rather in principle than in detail, and sketching the advantages and disadvantages of each under various circumstances ; giving also special prominence to such questions as the different kinds and classes of coal, the purification of feed-water, the qualities needed in water according to the purpose for which it is used, etc. It is hoped that in the present volume this want may, to some extent at least, be supplied.