Steam and the Steam Engine (page 1/2)

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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: 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: Sharp, Brothers, And Co.'s Engine]

Sharp, Brothers, And Co.’s Engine

“The annexed illustration will give a much better idea of the locomotive engine and boiler than the last one.” (p. 241) [more...] [$]

[picture: Plate I.---Section of Locomotive Engine]

Plate I.—Section of Locomotive Engine

This is a cross-section through a steam engine (i.e. a railway locomotive, or a railroad engine as they say in North America). The description is a little hard to follow, so I made a [...]in colour to make them stand out. The description (also reproduced there) is as follows: [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: Crampton's Engines]

Crampton’s Engines

“The above figure is another plan of arranging the locomotive. The examples given on page 238 have eight wheels, the general run is six wheels with the large driving wheel in the middle; but in Crampton’s arrangement the large driving wheel is behind. In his engines circular motion is first given, by inside cylinders, to a cranked shaft, [...] usual manner, and motion is communicated from this shaft to the driving wheels behind the fire box by side rods. [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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