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Adjustable Spanner

Author : Ron Geesin
ISBN : 9781785000362
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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The Adjustable Spanner is the product of thirty years' collecting and original research, fired by Ron Geesin's acquisition of the SLIK adjustable spanner that hung in his father's garage. At the core of this book is a concise history of this much-maligned tool. Serious and comical observations parallel its chequered life, from its bent beginnings in the blacksmith's shop to over-designed and lovingly engineered treasures from the small Birmingham machinist. Around this core are discussions and findings about components and construction on the practical side, and patents, registered designs and trade marks on the design protection side. Emerging from history, we take a closer look at uses and especially abuses, immerse ourselves in an analysis of types and styles, and dive deeply into the histories of the inventors and makers. You will be amazed at the engineering diversity required to produce these most fanciful but essential supports to the Industrial Revolution. This entertaining account is the result of the author's findings, stemming from his collecting over 3,000 examples and will be of particular interest to engineers, those concerned with industrial history and collectors of hand tools. Superbly illustrated with around 300 colour photographs.

The Reassembler

Author : James May
ISBN : 9781473656932
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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'A typically Mayesque celebration of classic engineering ... May is extraordinarily good at explaining what a carburettor is or outlining how a governor works... It's charming, transfixing and surprisingly intimate...It might be the best thing he's ever done.' - Guardian [review of BBC4 TV series] 'Reassembly is merely a form of therapy; something that stimulates a part of my brain that is left wanting in my daily life. When I rebuild a bicycle, I re-order my head. So might you... I'm delighted that you will be holding in your hands a book about putting things back together. It's a subject that fascinates me but which I assumed was a lonely passion that I would take to the grave, unconsummated by the normal channels of human interaction. Welcome! You and I, we are not alone, and our screwdrivers are our flashing Excaliburs as we sally forth to make small parts of the fragmented world whole again.' As in his hit BBC4 TV series, as well as learning the history of the objects, we get a history of the component parts. As James rebuilds an engine, he explains the cylinders, what they are, how they came about and what they do.

Popular Mechanics

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Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs and influences readers to help them master the modern world. Whether it’s practical DIY home-improvement tips, gadgets and digital technology, information on the newest cars or the latest breakthroughs in science -- PM is the ultimate guide to our high-tech lifestyle.

Airman

Author : United States. Bureau of Naval Personnel
ISBN : MINN:31951D03407785E
Genre : Aeronautics, Military
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Swedish Inventions

Author : Books Llc
ISBN : 1155870883
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 42. Chapters: Propeller, Dynamite, Match, Adjustable spanner, Oil tanker, Ball bearing, List of Swedish inventions, Gauge block, Zipper, Diesel-electric transmission, Autoclaved aerated concrete, Odhner Arithmometer, Ring binder, Styrofoam, Hesselman engine, Plumber wrench. Excerpt: An oil tanker, also known as a petroleum tanker, is a merchant ship designed for the bulk transport of oil. There are two basic types of oil tankers: the crude tanker and the product tanker. Crude tankers move large quantities of unrefined crude oil from its point of extraction to refineries. Product tankers, generally much smaller, are designed to move petrochemicals from refineries to points near consuming markets. Oil tankers are often classified by their size as well as their occupation. The size classes range from inland or coastal tankers of a few thousand metric tons of deadweight (DWT) to the mammoth ultra large crude carriers (ULCCs) of 550,000 DWT. Tankers move approximately 2,000,000,000 metric tons (2.2 short tons) of oil every year. Second only to pipelines in terms of efficiency, the average cost of oil transport by tanker amounts to only two or three United States cents per 1 US gallon (3.8 L). Some specialized types of oil tankers have evolved. One of these is the naval replenishment oiler, a tanker which can fuel a moving vessel. Combination ore-bulk-oil carriers and permanently moored floating storage units are two other variations on the standard oil tanker design. Oil tankers have been involved in a number of damaging and high-profile oil spills. As a result, they are subject to stringent design and operational regulations. The Falls of Clyde is the oldest surviving American tanker and the world's only surviving sail-driven oil tanker.The technology of oil transportation has evolved alongside the oil industry. Although anthropogeni...

Airframe Repair Specialist Acsc 42755

Author : Duane A. Anderson
ISBN : MINN:31951D03569452O
Genre : Airframes
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Machine Tool Technology Basics

Author : Arthur Gill
ISBN : 0831131349
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Includes a valuable CAD/CAM software program.

Workshop Practice

Author : Bawa
ISBN : 0070534780
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Electrical Installations

Author : David Allan
ISBN : 0435401998
Genre : Electric apparatus and appliances
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Adopting a practical approach, this resource provides coverage of the theory underpinning the NVQ.

Quality

Author : Gunnar Hedin
ISBN : UOM:39015051614868
Genre : Design, Industrial
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