The Boys Book of Engines and Turbines


Author: Alfred Morgan
Date of Publication: 1948

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SKU: T1807 Category:


Every boy of the time wanted to know the HOW and the WHY of airplane motors, automobile engines, diesel engines, steam engines, steam turbines, electrical generators and motors and hydraulic plants, the machines which produce power in the world of those times. This remarkable book does two things — it furnishes amusement and it instructs. It provides simple plans with illustrations and instructions which tell how to make numerous toy motors and engines that a boy can build and operate himself. This book tells how to build small mill wheels, how to make a steam engine, a steam turbine, an engine that will run on dry ice, how to make a toy electric motor which will run on either alternating or direct current. Fascinating period piece from the forties.

Hardback in good condition for age. No dust cover. Slight browning to blank intro pages. Minor scuffs to spine. Blue boards clean with gilt lettering on spine.

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Weight 0.45 kg
Dimensions 22 × 15 × 3 cm