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The Traction Engine its use and abuse by James H Maggard. Developed in the late 1850s, the traction engine revolutionized the agriculture industry. James H. Maggard, an authority on steam power, wrote The Traction Engine for the "rough and tumble engineers" tasked with operating these machines in the field. That was not an altogether easy task even for a seasoned professional. Breakdowns, boiler explosions, and injury could result if an operator was inattentive. This reprint of the 1900 edition of the book features expanded chapters on the subject of threshing machines and the new internal combustion engine models. Illustrated throughout, and featuring a highly readable text, this is a wonderful book for anyone who is a fan of steam technology, the museum docent, or anyone who ever wondered "how the heck does that work?" Chapters are;
General description of traction engines
What to do and what not to do
Water supply
The boiler
A good fireman
The engine
Handling a traction engine
Different traction engines
Some things to know
Internal combustion engines
How to run a gas or gasoline engine
Description of gasoline traction engines
The threshing machine
How to run a threshing rig

Softcover, 288 pages, 205mm x 255mm, b&w photos and diagrams, brand new. Check out my other listings for more books Im happy to combine postage where possible. Pickup is at Seddon. Please click here to ask a question
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