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Modern Steam Practice and Engineering

    Abstract

    THE want has long been felt by those employed in the engineering works of this country of a book which shall serve as a guide to the various operations in the workshop, giving a practical yet concise description of the various methods employed, and the reason for using any particular method. In some works we find the business conducted in an old-fashioned stereotyped way, and in others all the latest improvements are introduced. The number of workmen who can give the real reason for using any particular method is very small, the reason generally given being, “The work has always been done that way?” It is here where the apprentice finds one of the many difficulties he has to overcome; he can see the work done, but cannot fathom the reason for doing it any particular way; his foreman perhaps being too busy to help him, he has to do the best he can.

    Modern Steam Practice and Engineering.

    By John G. Winton, assisted by W. J. Millar, C.E. (London: Blackie and Sons, 1883.)

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