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and should be in the hands of every architect, sanitary engineer and plumber who wishes to keep himself up to the minute on this important feature of construction. Contains following chapters, each illustrated with a full-page plate: Kitchen sink, laundry tubs, vegetable wash sink; lavatories, pantry sinks, contents of marble slabs; bath tub, foot and sitz bath, shower bath; water closets, venting of water closets; lowdown water closets, water closets operated by flush valves, water closet range; slop sink, urinals, the bidet; hotel and restaurant sink, grease trap; refrigerators, safe wastes, laundry waste, lines of refrigerators, bar sinks, soda fountain sinks; horse stall, frost-proof water closets; connections for S traps, venting; connections for drum traps; soil pipe connections; supporting of soil pipe; main trap and fresh air inlet; floor drains and cellar drains, subsoil drainage; water closets and floor connections; local venting; connections for bath rooms; connections for bath rooms, continued; connections for bath rooms, continued; connections for bath rooms, continued; examples of poor practice; roughing work ready for test; testing of plumbing system; method of continuous venting; continuous venting for two-floor work; continuous venting for two lines of fixtures on three or more floors; continuous venting of water closets; plumbing for cottage house; construction for cellar piping; plumbing for residence, use of special fittings; plumbing for two-flat house; plumbing for apartment building, plumbing for double apartment building; plumbing for office building; plumbing for public toilet rooms; plumbing for public toilet rooms, continued; plumbing for bath establishment; plumbing for engine house, factory plumbing; automatic flushing for schools, factories, etc.; use of flushing valves; urinals for public toilet rooms; the Durham system, the destruction of pipes by electrolysis; construction of work without use of lead; automatic sewage lift; automatic sump tank; country plumbing; construction of cesspools; septic tank and automatic sewage siphon; country plumbing; water supply for country house; thawing of water mains and service by electricity; double boilers; hot water supply of large buildings; automatic control of hot water tank; suggestion for estimating plumbing construction. 407 octavo pages, fully illustrated by 58 full-page engravings. Third, revised and enlarged edition just issued. Price $4.00


A complete practical treatise of 450 pages covering the subject of Modern Plumbing in all its branches, a large amount of space being devoted to a very complete and practical treatment of the subject of Hot Water Supply and Circulation and Range Boiler Work. Its thirty chapters include about every phase of the subject one can think of, making it an indispensable work to the master plumber, the journeyman plumber, and the apprentice plumber, containing chapters on: the plumber's tools; wiping solder; composition and use; joint wiping; lead work; traps; siphonage of traps; venting; continuous venting; house sewer and sewer connections; house drain; soil piping, roughing; main trap and fresh air inlet; floor, yard, cellar drains, rain leaders, etc.; fixture wastes; water closets; ventilation; improved plumbing connections; residence plumbing; plumbing for hotels, schools, factories, stables, etc.; modern country plumbing; Altration of sewage and water supply; hot and cold supply; range boilers; circulation; circulating pipes; range boiler problems; hot water for large buildings; water lift and its use; multiple connections for hot water boilers; heating of radiation by supply system; theory for the plumber; drawing for the plumber. Fully illustrated by 347 engravings. Price.




PROCESSES. Edited by GARDNER D. Hiscox.
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This book gives full details on all points, treating in a concise and simple manner the
elements of nearly everything it is necessary to understand for a commencement in
any branch of the India Rubber Manufacture. The making of all kinds of Rubber
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A practical hand-book on filing, gumming, swaging, hammering, and the brazing of band saws, the speed, work, and power to run circular saws, etc. A handy book for those who have charge of saws, or for those mechanics who do their own filing, as it deals with the proper shape and pitches of saw teeth of all kinds and gives many useful hints and rules for gumming, setting, and filing, and is a practical aid to those who use saws for any purpose. Complete tables of proper shape, pitch, and saw teeth as well as sizes and number of teeth of various saws are included. Third edition, revised and enlarged. Illustrated. Price




This book begins at the boiler room and takes in the whole power plant. A plain
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A partial list of contents is: The boiler room, cleaning boilers, firing, feeding; pumps,
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squares and square roots; cubes and cube root; areas and circumferences of circles.
Notes on: Brick work; explosions; pumps; pump yalves; heaters, economizers;
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etc., etc. Second edition. 285 pages. Illustrated. Price


Everyone who appreciates the effect of such great inventions as the Steam Engine,
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Mr. Goddard has selected thirty-two of the world's engineers who have contributed
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mechanics or not. 280 pages.
35 illustrations. Price


A practical treatise for the stationary engineer, telling how to erect, adjust, and run
the principal steam engines in use in the United States. Describing the principal
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The questions asked throughout the catechism are plain and to the point, and the
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Seventh edition. Price


Shows the horsepower of any stationary engine without calculation. No matter what
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whether condensing or non-condensing, it's all there. Easy to use, accurate, and

saves time and calculations. Especially useful to engineers and designers. 50 cents MODERN STEAM ENGINEERING IN THEORY AND PRACTICE. By GARDNER

D. Hiscox.
This is a complete and practical work issued for Stationary Engineers and Firemen,
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This unique volume of 413 pages is not only a catechism on the question and answer
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A practical pocket-book for the steam engineer. Shows how to work the problems of
the engine room and shows “why." Tells how to figure horsepower of engines and
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This book is the standard and latest work published on the subject and has been pre-
pared for the use of all engaged in the business of steam, hot-water heating, and ventila-
tion. It is an original and exhaustive work. Tells how to get heating contracts, how
to install heating and ventilating apparatus, the best business methods to be used,
with “Tricks of the Trade for shop use. Rules and data for estimating radiation
and cost and such tables and information as make it an indispensable work for every:
one interested in steam, hot-water heating, and ventilation. It describes all the principal
systems of steam, hot-water, vacuum, vapor, and vacuum-vapor heating, together
with the new accelerated systems of hot-water circulation, including chapters on
up-to-date methods of ventilation and the fan or blower system of heating and ventila-
tion. Containing chapters on: I. Introduction. II. Heat. III. Évolution of
artificial heating apparatus. IV. Boiler surface and settings. V. The chimney flue.
VI. Pipe and fittings. VII. Valves, various kinds. VIII. Forms of radiating
surfaces. IX. Locating of radiating surfaces. X. Estimating radiation. XI. Steam-


heating apparatus. XII. Exhaust-steam heating. XIII. Hot-water heating. XIV. Pressure systems of hot-water work. XV. Hot-water appliances. XVI. Greenhouse heating. XVII. Vacuum vapor and vacuum exhaust heating. XVIII. Miscellaneous heating. XIX. Radiator and pipe connections. XX. Ventilation. XXI, Mechanical ventilation and hot-blast heating. XXII. Steam appliances. XXIII. District heating. XXIV. Pipe and boiler covering. XXV. Temperature regulation and heat control. XXVI. Business methods. XXVII. Miscellaneous. XXVIII. Rules, tables, and useful information. 367 pages. 300 detailed engravings. Second Edition-Revised. Price .


VAPOR AND VACUUM HEATING PRACTICE. By ALFRED G. KING. This work, just off the press, is arranged in question and answer form; it is intended as a guide and text-book for the younger, inexperienced fitter and as a reference book for all fitters. This book tells "how" and also tells “why." No work of its kind has ever been published. It answers all the questions regarding each method or system that would be asked by the steam fitter or heating contractor, and may be used as a text or reference book, and for examination questions by Trade Schools or Steam Fitters' Associations. Rules, data, tables and descriptive methods are given, together with much other detailed information of daily practical use to those engaged in or interested in the various methods of heating. Valuable to those preparing for examinations. Answers every question asked relating to modern Steam, Hot-Water, Vapor and Vacuum Heating. Among the contents are: The Theory and Laws of Heat. Methods of Heating. Chimneys and Flues. Boilers for Heating. Boiler Trimmings and Settings. Radiation. Steam Heating. Boiler, Radiator and Pipe Connections for Steam Heating. Hot Water Heating. The Two-Pipe Gravity System of Hot Water Heating. The Circuit System of Hot Water Heating. The Overhead System of Hot Water Heating. Boiler, Radiator and Pipe Connections for Gravity Systems of Hot Water Heating. Accelerated Hot Water Heating. Expansion Tank Connections. Domestic Hot Water Heating. Valves and Air Valves. Vacuum Vapor and Vacuo-Vapor Heating. Mechanical Systems of Vacuum Heating. Non-Mechanical Vacuum Systems. Vapor Systems. Atmospheric and Modulating Systems. Heating Greenhouses. Information, Rules and Tables. 200 pages, 127 illustrations. Octavo. Cloth. Price




This work was formerly known as “The American Steel Worker," but on the pub-
lication of the new, revised edition, the publishers deemed it advisable to change its
title to a more suitable one. It is the standard work on Hardening, Tempering,
and Annealing Steel of all kinds.
This book tells how to select, and how to work, temper, harden, and anneal steel for
everything on earth. It doesn't tell how to temper one class of tools and then leave
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the following subjects: Introduction; the workman; steel; methods of heating:
heating tool steel; forging; annealing; hardening baths; baths for hardening; þarden-
ing steel; drawing the temper after hardening; examples of hardening; pack harden-
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fully illustrated. Fourth Edition. Price


A new work treating in a clear, concise manner all modern processes for the heating,
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great practical value to the metal-working mechanic in general, with special directions
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milling cutters, taps, thread dies, reamers, both solid and shell, hollow mills, punches

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