A Catechism of the Steam Engine
 
In Its Various Applications to Mines, Mills, Steam Navigation,
Railways & Agriculture.
With Practical Instructions for the Manufacture & Management
of Engines of Every Class.
 
By John Bource, C. E.
New & Revised Edition.
 
  • Preface to the Fourth Edition
  • Preface to the Fifth Edition
  • Publisher's Notice
  • Contents
    • Mechanical Principles of the Steam Engine
      • Classification of Engines
      • Nature & Uses of a Vacuum
      • Velocity of Falling Bodies & Momentum of Moving Bodies
      • Central Forces
      • Centres of Gravity, Gyration & Oscillation
      • The Pendulum & the Governor
      • The Mechanical Powers
      • Friction
      • Strength of Materials & Strains Subsisting in Machines
    • Chapter I - General Description of the Steam Engine
      • The Boiler
      • The Engine
      • The Marine Engine
      • Screw Engines
      • The Locomotive Engine
    • Chapter II - Heat, Combustion & Steam
      • Heat
      • Combustion
      • Steam
    • Chapter III - Expansion of Steam & Action of the Valves
    • Chapter IV - Modes of Estimating the Power & Performance of Engines & Boilers
      • Horses Power
      • Duty of Engines & Boilers
      • The Indicator
      • Dynamometer, Gauges & Cataract
    • Chapter V - Proportions of Boilers
      • Heating & Fire Grate Surface
      • Calorimeter & Vent
      • Evaporative Powers of Boilers
      • Modern Marine & Locomotive Boilers
      • The Blast in Locomotives
      • Boiler Chimneys
      • Steam Room & Priming
      • Strength of Boilers
      • Boiler Explosions
    • Chapter VI - Proportions of Engines
      • Steam Passages
      • Air Pump, Condenser and Hot & Cold Water Pumps
      • Fly Wheel
      • Strengths of Land Engines
      • Strengths of Marine and Locomotive Engines
    • Chapter VII - Constructive Details of Boilers
      • Land & Marine Boilers
      • Incrustation & Corrosion of Boilers
      • Locomotive Boilers
    • Chapter VIII - Constructive Details of Engines
      • Pumping Engines
      • Various Forms of Marine Engines
      • Cylinders, Pistons & Valves
      • Air Pump & Condenser
      • Pumps, Cocks & Pipes
      • Details of the Screw & Screw Shaft
      • Details of the Paddle & Paddle Shaft
      • The Locomotive Engine
    • Chapter IX - Steam Navigation
      • Resistance of Vessels in Water
      • Experiments on the Resistance of Vessels
      • Influence of the Size of Vessels Upon Their Speed
      • Structure & Operation of Paddle Wheels
      • Configuration & Action of the Screw
      • Comparative Advantages of Paddle & Screw Vessels
      • Comparative Advantages of Different Kinds of Screws
      • Proportions of Screws
      • Screw Vessels with Full and Auxiliary Power
      • Screw and Paddles Combined
    • Chapter X - Examples of Engines of Recent Construction
      • Oscillating Paddle Engines
      • Direct-acting Screw Engine
      • Locomotive Engine
    • Chapter XI - On Various Forms & Applications of the Steam Engine
      • Governor
      • Donkey Pumps
      • Portable Steam Engines
      • Stationary Engines
      • Steam Fire Engines
      • Steam Excavator
    • Chapter XII - Manufacture & Management of Steam Engines
      • Construction of Engines
      • Erection of Engines
      • Management of Marie Boilers
      • Management of Locomotives
     
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