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Pigboat : The Story of the Whalebacks

By: Lydecker, Ryck

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Sweetwater Press: 1973

Seller ID: 18671

Condition: Very Good


36 pages; 8vo (8.5") 23 cm; White pictorial booklet, 36 pages, 31 b/w photos and facsimiles, table of specs on all 43 whalebacks built 1888-98.; Cover art by Howard Sprague. History of the whaleback, a unique Great Lakes ship design, and its inventor, Alexander McDougal. ; Upper front tip lightly creased. Small area of discoloration affects inner margin of front two leaves. No marks. Binding intact. Scarce. View more info

Role of the Auto Mechanic in Early Auto History, The

By: Mattson, Edward H.

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Minnie Ida Mattson: 1970

Seller ID: 17621

Condition: Very Good+


46 pages; 8vo (8.5") 22 cm; Orange softcover booklet, [iii] + 46 pages. ; Author died 1949. Book published by and Foreword by Minnie Ida Mattson, his wife, 1970. Title on front cover: 'The Role of the Auto Mechanic in Early History of Auto.' Part 1, as titled, describes author's first days as an auto mechanic in 1914. Part 2, Did Your Car's Generator Give You Trouble, describes early advancements in automotive generators and electronics. Part 3, Did the Old Car Let Y... View more info

Ricardo Sulle Macchine : Ricardo on Machinery

By: McKinley, Erskine

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Padova: 1966

Seller ID: 18229

Condition: Very Good+


8 pages; 8vo (9.5") 25 cm; ITALIAN and ENGLISH parallel text. Softcover booklet, gray covers, 8 pages numbered 569-576, footnotes, 2 b/w diagrams. ; Commentary on the famous Principles of Political Economy and Taxation, 3rd edition, 1821, by David Ricardo, in which the author added a chapter on machinery which shocked and dismayed his readers. ; Minor wear visible. No rips, no tears, no marks. Scarce. View more info

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Chrysler Motors Magazine : November 1948

By: Meagher, John B.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Chrysler Corporation: 1948

Seller ID: 20102

Condition: Very Good+


20 pages; 4to (11.5") 30 cm; Tall softcover, black and green covers, 20 glossy pages, a few b/w drawings, over 70 high-quality b/w photos with captions. ; Volume 15, Number 6, November 1948. ; Articles include: How Did It Happen, history of early motorcars and invention of mass production. Who Put It There, how auto factories are designed and built. Television technology and technique. Machinist Curt Fitch turns hobby into business. Ice Skating photo array featuring ... View more info

Pere Marquette Revenue Freight Cars

By: Million, Arthur B., and John C. Paton

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Hundman Publishing: 2001

Seller ID: 20546

ISBN: 0945434715

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


171 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Oblong hardcover, dark blue boards, [vi] + 171 glossy pages, about 300 high-quality b/w photos, diagrams, elevations, tables, etc, with detailed captions. ; The Pere Marquette Railway covered all parts of Michigan with lines extending to Buffalo, Chicago, and other parts of the Midwest. It was founded in 1857 and was absorbed by the C&O Railway 1947. ; No defects to book. Jacket shows only a touch of shelfwear. View more info

Baltimore & Ohio Rail Road Company : 3 Blueprints of Locomotives and One of Tender, 1946

By: Mills, T. E. Jr.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Baltimore & Ohio Rail Road Company: 1946

Seller ID: 7739

Condition: Very Good+


4 pages; ; 3 architectural-style blueprints of B & O locomotives plus one blueprint of a tender, numbered on reverse, as described. ; #3) Locomotive class Q-4, 2-8-2, with table of specs, drawn by G.F.N., 24 x 16 inches. #5) Locomotive 2-10-2 Class S-1 and S-1A, with table of specs, drawn by G.F.N., 27 x 18 inches. #16) Locomotive, class EM-1 7600, drawn by T. E. Mills Jr., 13 February 1946, 32 x 15 inches. #17) Tender, class EM-1 7600, drawn by T. E. Mills Jr., 15 Febr... View more info

Railroad Maps of North America : The First Hundred Years

By: Modelski, Andrew M.

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Library of Congress: 1984

Seller ID: 19567

Condition: Near Fine in Good+ dust jacket


186 pages; 4to (11.25") 29 cm; Large oblong hardcover (14 x 11.25 inches) 36 x 29 cm, brown cloth, [xxiv] + 186 glossy pages, main text in 3 columns, over 90 full-page historic b/w railroad maps, at least 3 maps in color, plus vintage b/w photos, train schedules, promotional materials, etc. ; Compiled and edited by Andrew M. Modelski, geography and map division, Library of Congress. ; Book shows no major defects, only minor edgewear. Jacket is rough around edges with... View more info

Cars of the Nuffield Organization, the : Morris, Wolseley, Riley, MG

By: Morris, William

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Nuffield Organization: 1952

Seller ID: 16666

Condition: Very Good


28 pages; 64mo (3") 8 cm; Very small, 4.25 x 2.9 inches, 109 x 75 mm, oblong softcover booklet, 28 unnumbered pages including covers, 14 b/w photos including 10 new (1952) British automobiles and 4 photos of auto stress tests. Glossy throughout. ; Photos show: Morris Minor 2-door saloon [sedan], Morris Minor convertible, Morris Minor 4-door saloon, Morris Oxford saloon, Morris Six saloon, Wolseley Four-Fortyfour saloon, Wolseley Six-Eighty saloon, Riley 1 1/2-Litre s... View more info

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Hogheads and Highballs : Railroad Lore and Humor

By: Murdock, Dick; Illustrated by Charles Endom

Price: $8.00

Publisher: May Murdock Publications: 1980

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 17668

ISBN: 093291604X

Condition: Very Good+


64 pages; 24mo (5.5") 14 cm; Oblong softcover, orange covers, 64 pages, b/w line illustrations throughout. A cornucopia of old and obscure railroad lore. ; Copyright 1979. This is 2nd printing, March, 1980. Drawings by Charles Endom. Foreword by John F. Cody. Additional material contributed by Jerry Buchanan, Merna Hutton, Bill Knapke, Ty Price, Jayne Murdock. ; Small splatter mark to lower left corner of front cover. Otherwise no defects. View more info

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1952 Nash Statesman Owner's Manual : Information about Your 1952 Nash Statesman Golden Airflyte

By: Nash

Price: $26.00

Publisher: Nash Kelvinator Corporation: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18022

Condition: Fair


48 pages; 8vo (8.25") 21 cm; Softcover booklet, metallic gold covers, 48 glossy pages, index, table of specs, 33 b/w photos and diagrams. ; 1st printing stated. Nash Statesman Golden Airflyte owner's manual. Published by Nash Motors Division of Nash Kelvinator Corporation, Detroit, Michigan, March 1952, and noting this was the 50th anniversary of the Nash automotive company. ; We have graded this item Fair. Front cover is worn, rubbed, scarred, chipped along lower ed... View more info

Image for Mighty Mo :  The U. S. S. Missouri, a Biography of the Last Battleship

Mighty Mo : The U. S. S. Missouri, a Biography of the Last Battleship

By: Newell, Gordon, and Allen E. Smith

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Superior Publishing Company: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20296

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


190 pages; 4to (10.75") 28 cm; Tall hardcover, black buckram cloth over cushioned boards, gold lettering, 190 glossy pages, over 200 high-quality b/w photos with captions. ; 1st edition, imited edition stated, limited to 2500 units, this unit not numbered. ; No marks. No defects. No jacket, as issued. ; Item laid in: ad with photo of USS Missouri, boasting that ship has two five-ton anchors supplied by Danforth White Company, Portland, Maine. View more info

How to Install and Operate the Copes Flowmatic Regulator with Direct Operated Valve : Feeds Boiler According to Steam Flow Automatically, Booklet Number 44-D

By: Northern Equipment

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Northern Equipment Company;: 1950

Seller ID: 15116

Condition: Very Good+


20 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Dark blue softcover booklet, 20 glossy pages, 25 figures and diagrams with captions. ; Operator's manual for the COPES Flowmatic Boiler Feed Water Regulator. Published in 1950 by the Northern Equipment Company, Erie, Pennsylvania. ; Covers are sunned around edges, otherwise little wear. No marks. Binding tight. Scarce. View more info

Machinery's Handbook, 14e : (14th Edition, 3rd Printing) for Machine Shop and Drafting Room, a Reference Book on Machine Design and Shop Practice . . .

By: Oberg, Erik, and F. D. Jones

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Industrial Press: 1951

Edition: Fourteenth Edition; Third Printing

Seller ID: 20491

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


1911 pages; 12mo (7.5") 19 cm; Small thick hardcover, green pebbled cloth over flexible boards, gilt lettering, extensive general index, thumb indexes, countless b/w figures and diagrams and tables. ; Copyright 1914. This is 14th edition, 1949, 3rd printing, 1951.; Cloth frayed at edges. Light vertical crease to spine. Front endpaper has small bookplate from machine shop in Royal Oak, Michigan. Rear endpaper has a few very neat pencil notes. View more info

Image for World's Work, The, Volume 68, Number 2, June 1924 :  Ford's Story of His Railroad

World's Work, The, Volume 68, Number 2, June 1924 : Ford's Story of His Railroad

By: Page, Arthur W.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Doubleday, Page & Company: 1924

Seller ID: 20976

Condition: Very Good+


350 pages; 4to (10.25") 26 cm; White softcover, red eagle on front, about 350 pages, tons of b/w photos, color frontispiece, many ads for automobiles, appliances, etc, including 15 in color. ; Articles include: Ford's Story of his Railroad (the Detroit, Toledo & Ironton) by Samuel Crowther. When the Negro Comes North part 2 by Rollin Lynde Hartt. Corruption in the Veterans Bureau by Carl C. Dickey. More. Plus book reviews, current events, sepia-toned ladies fashion s... View more info

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Edison Pageant of Light

By: Pageant

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Edison Pageant:

Seller ID: 20841

Condition: Near Fine


4to (11") 28 cm; Tall pale yellow and green softcover, 68 glossy pages, schedule of events, 18 feature articles, tons of b/w illustrations, 34 color photos and illustrations. ; 41st annual pageant, ; Only a touch of edgewear. ; Laid in: old clipping about Thomas Edison and his visit to Port Huron, Michigan. View more info

Fighting Fire with Fire : A Pictorial Volume of Steam Fire-Fighting Apparatus and Related Equipment

By: Peckham, John M.

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Walter R. Haessner & Associates: 1972

Seller ID: 17095

ISBN: 0877990263

Condition: Very Good+ in Fair dust jacket


231 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Oblong hardcover, red textured boards, 231 pages, main text in 2 columns, index, over 250 high-quality b/w photos and illustrations reproduced from historical sources, with detailed captions, many also with all their original stats. ; A stunning pictorial history of early firefighting equipment, mainly horse-drawn steam-powered fire engines, but also lamps, helmets, hydrants, etc, made in Germany, UK, France, Canada and US from 1830s to 189... View more info

Train Talks : Pennsylvania Railroad, August, 1950

By: Pennsylvania Railroad

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Pennsylvania Railroad Company: 1950

Seller ID: 20100

Condition: Near Fine


24 pages; 16mo (6") 16 cm; Small softcover, fold-and-staple binding, 24 glossy pages, 8 b/w photos, 3 b/w charts. ; Sub-subtitle: Better Meals and Service For You on Pennsylvania Rail Road Dining Cars. ; Exterior shows only a touch of sunning. Upper left corner hole-punched, apparently as issued. No other defects. Quite scarce in any condition. View more info

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Plymouth Fury Operators Manual 1972

By: Plymouth

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Chrysler Corporation: 1972

Seller ID: 20662

Condition: Good+


62 pages; 32mo (4") 10 cm; Blue and white oblong softcover booklet, 8.5 x 4 inches, 62 pages, several lists and tables, 43 b/w and monochrome illustrations. ; This item was in a car and shows rubbing to covers, rust to staples, and moderate foxing here and there. No marks or scribbles. All readable. Binding intact. ; This is an actual owner's manual from 1972, not a reprint. View more info

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Was Your Grandfather a Railway Man ? : A Directory of Railway Archive Sources for Family Historians

By: Richards, Tom

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Federation of Family History Societies: 1997

Edition: Third Edition; Second Printing

Seller ID: 20850

Condition: Near Fine


102 pages; 8vo (8.25") 21 cm; Tan softcover, [vi] + 102 pages, main text in 2 columns, 3 appendixes, 12 b/w illustrations reproduced from old sources, about 500 archives and repositories listed. ; Isbn 1860060145. Originally published 1988. This is 3rd edition, 1995, 2nd printing, 1997. Sub-subtitle: 'A Directory of Records Relating to Staff Employed by Railways in the Following Countries with Details of Material and Repositories, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, E... View more info

Servicing Superheterodynes : Revised Edition

By: Rider, John Francis

Price: $32.00

Publisher: John F. Rider Publisher: 1936

Edition: Revised Edition; Fourth Printing

Seller ID: 20401

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


278 pages; 12mo (7.75") 20 cm; Hardcover, red cloth, [xiv] + 278 pages, appendix, several lists and tables, 94 b/w line diagrams ; Fascinating old book on vacuum-tube radios. Quite technical. Originally published 1931. This is revised edition, 4th printing, January, 1936. ; Topics include: Principles of the superheterodyne receiver. Different types of heterodyne circuits. Radio frequency amplifiers. Mixer tubes. Single envelope dual tube oscillators and mixers. Inter... View more info