1904 Dynamo-Electric Machinery A Manual for Students of Electrotechnics
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Folding Plates, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding
One contemporary insert of a machine diagram on transparent paper. Using fold-outs and diagrams to enhance understanding, Thompson published numerous editions of the 'Dynamo-Electric Machinery' manual as advancements were made in technology. The sixth edition was only ever published in America and featured machines solely made in the United States. This work focuses on areas such as 'Elementary Theory of the Dynamo', 'The Design of Continuous-Current Dynamos' and 'Motor-Generators and Boosters'. This particular copy was owned by A.L. Bird, an engineering research assistant at Peterhouse College, Cambridge University. Three years after this book was published, Bird was to be found in the acknowledgements of 'The Scientific Papers of Bertram Hopkinson': [to A.L.Bird, of Peterhouse] 'it would have been impossible for [the author] to have carries through the series of tests which is here described.' Bird went on to write 'Oil Engines, etc' in 1923 and apply for a patent for 'improvements in or relating to lighter-than-air aircraft' in 1929.
In red cloth binding. Externally, smart with gilt lettering to spine and front board. Some shelfwear to head and tail of spine. Fading to spine. Hinges starting. Some spotting to endpapers and title pages. Mild edgewear and discolouration to the boards. Internally, excellent. Firmly bound. Pages bright and clean. Fold outs very smart indeed with slight creasing on a few.
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