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[picture: Front Cover of Evers' `Steam and the Steam Engine']

Pictures and text extracts from Steam and the Steam Engine: Land, Marine, and Locomotive by Henry Evers, LL.D., Fourth Edition, 1880.

The first preface is dated 1872, which I take for the date of the first edition and presumably of at least most of the illustrations. The book was in the “Collins Advanced Science” series; I doubt that it will still be considered advanced science today!

Title: Steam and the Steam Engine

Author: Evers, Henry, LL.D.

Published by: Wm. Collins, Sons, & Co., Limited

Date: 1880

Total items: 9

Out of copyright (called public domain in the USA), hence royalty-free for all purposes usage credit requested, or as marked.

Some sample images

[picture: Great Western express engine]

Great Western express engine

“General Description of a Locomotive.—This is one of the Great Western express engines, running on eight wheels; the large wheel is the driving wheel, the others are called the leading and triling wheels; the chimney is seen on the right hand, the furnace on the left, and the barrel of the boiler with the tubes in the middle. Upon the top of the furnace is [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Side Lever Engine]

Side Lever Engine

This is a steam engine for driving a ship (a paddle-boat in fact) taken from the Marine Engines chapter: [more...] [$]

[picture: [Festiniog Railway Locomotive]]

[Festiniog Railway Locomotive]

“In the example here given, the engine is on two trucks [bogies]. The one end can be turned so that the double sets of wheels are not in the same straight line. In practice it is found that bogie carriages bring a great strain on curves. In the “Little Wonder,” which works on the Festiniog Railway [in Wales], constructed to a gauge of 1 ft. 11½ in., [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Front Cover of Evers' `Steam and the Steam Engine']

Front Cover of Evers’ ‘Steam and the Steam Engine’

The front cover says that the book is part of Collins’ Advanced Series. [$]

[picture: Locomotive Boiler]

Locomotive Boiler

“256. Locomotive Boiler.—All locomotive boilers are of the class called multibar: they consist essentially of the barrel filled with tubes, while the two ends are named respectively the furnace, or fire box, and the smoke box. Boiler [...] three-eighths or half an inch in thickness; these form the barrel, which has a diameter varying from three feet to four feet three inches in different boilers, and consists of three or six plates for each boiler, and their joints are arranged to give as much strength as possible. [more...] [$]


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Pictures and text extracts from Steam and the Steam Engine: Land, Marine, and Locomotive by Henry Evers, LL.D., Fourth Edition, 1880.

The first preface is dated 1872, which I take for the date of the first edition and presumably of at least most of the illustrations. The book was in the “Collins Advanced Science” series; I doubt that it will still be considered advanced science today!


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