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Recent Engineering Books for Students


Abbott's Telephony, 6 volumes,

Sold separately, $1.50 each.
Baum's Alternating Current Transformer, .. 1.50
Bell's Art of Illumination, . . . . 2.50
Considere's Reinforced Concrete, . . . 2.00
De la Tour's Induction Motor, Its Theory and Design, 2.50
Gonzenbach's Engineering Preliminaries for an Interur.

: ban Electric Railway, - - - -
Gotshall's Electric Railway Economics and Preliminary

2.00 Goodell’s Water Works for Small Cities and Towns, 2.00 Lyndon's Storage Battery Engineering, 2nd edition, - 3.00 Meyer's Steam Power Plants, Their Design and Construction,

2.00 Miller's American Telephone Practice, . . . 3.00 Reed's American Meter Practice, . . . 2.00


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LITERATURE-(Continued) solutely essential is a scientific training to success in practically every sort of career.

The article on Amateur Engineering, by E. P. Watson, proves the expediency of placing an undertaking in the hands of a trained engineer rather than attempting to do the work oneself without the proper knowledge.

Other articles are:
Mineral Shipments at British Ports, by
Brysson Cunningham, B. S.

Insulator Pins for Transmission Lines, by
Alton D. Adams.

Specialized Machine Tools, by Joseph Horner.

Developing a Water Power, by Thorburn Reid.

Biographical Sketch of Edwin Wilbur Rice, Jr.

Over fifty tables and many illustrations of all kinds of articles that the draftsmen or architects may need in laying out pipe work on drawings.

Flexible Backs. Good Paper.




Municipal Engineering (August) — Indianapolis

and New York THE FIRST ARTICLE is on “Concrete-Steel Bridges at Dayton, Ohio.” The concrete construction is becoming such an important factor in the building trades at the present time, that these articles are always read with great interest.

Another interesting article is on "Paving Materials,” by John W. Alvord, C. E. In this article the writer gives an excellent description of the most common kinds of pavement, such as asphalt, stone pavement, brick, wood, macadam, and bitulithic.

The usual interesting departments, Question Department, Notes on Water Supply, Cement and Concrete, Streets and Lighting, Sewerage, etc.—are excellent.


Amateur Work (August) – Boston, Mass.
THE LEADING ARTICLES for this month's
number of Amateur Work are along elec-

trical lines, the first being “The TeleDESIGNERS

graph Transmitter," by Frederick A. Draper, which takes up a simple arrangement for transmitting messages.

The second article, on “Wireless Telegraph Apparatus,” by Howard W. Rice, gives a few personal observations upon

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"Telephone Circuits and Wiring,” by CHICAGO-ILL.

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LITERATURE-(Continued) entitled “A Handy Combination,” by R. G. Griswold. This tool is a combination of scroll or jig saw, a grinding and polishing attachment, and a drill.

Other articles are:

A Bench Grinder, by B. R. Wick (including Working Drawings).

Pattern-Making for Amateurs, No. VI, by F. W. Putnam.

Several articles on Photography.

Joints and Woodworking, by Frank Cecil

Tool-Making for Amateurs.
Soldering, No. II, by H. M. Chadwick.


Complete and up-to-date, written by a practical man. All about modern telephone apparatus, their principles and use.

Fundamental Ideas
II. Telephone Apparatus
III. Systems of Communication
IV. Construction and Equipment
In 32 chapters, 450 pages, 375 illustrations.

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Jeffrey Manufacturing Company, Columbus, Ohio,

U. S. A. Bulletin No. 8. Pages 16. Paper, 8 by 10

inches. This BULLETIN describes the general features and advantages of the Jeffrey Gathering Locomotives. The several illustrations show some of the types of Gathering Locomotives. They are made in different sizes, and are equipped with either one or two motors, dependent upon the weight of the locomotive. The distinctive feature of the electric gathering locomotive is that it may be operated over tracks where there is neither trolley wire nor steel rails. This is made possible by carrying upon the locomotive a reel of flexible, insulated conductor, which is operated by a friction-clutch positively driven by a silent running chain and sprocket from the motor, the control of the clutch being placed within easy reach of the motorman at the operating end of the locomotive.

The use of Jeffrey Gathering Locomotives has many advantages. It reduces the wear and tear of the road-bed; the gathering of coal is performed with regularity, causing little or no confusion; and the air in the mine, on account of absence of mules and horses, can be kept pure.


Drawing Materials

Hetterschied Manufacturing Works, Grand Rapids,

Mich. Pages 4. Paper, 5 1-2 by 9 inches.
Surveying Instruments

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