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Motor Vehicles and Motors

Motor Vehicles and Motors
Their Design, Construction and Working by Steam, Oil and Electricity
2 Volume Set

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  • Date Published: August 2014
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108070621

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  • 'Cheap or rapid or convenient road transport for man and goods is one of the most important of all contributions to national comfort and prosperity.' An early evangelist for the automobile, William Worby Beaumont (1848–1929) drew on his engineering background to produce the first volume of this work in 1900, when motor vehicles were still relatively new to British roads. Rapid developments in the automotive industry necessitated the publication of a second volume in 1906. Replete with technical drawings and photographs, the work describes in great detail the design, construction and operation of the earliest motor vehicles, including those powered by steam, electricity and fuels derived from oil. Volume 1 traces the development of the automobile through to the advances of Daimler and Benz. Volume 2 describes the advances made both in the technological development of automobiles and in the volume produced.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: August 2014
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108070621
    • length: 1422 pages
    • dimensions: 297 x 210 x 38 mm
    • weight: 3.35kg
    • contains: 961 b/w illus. 18 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    1. Design, construction and working of early steam road vehicles
    2. The intermediate period
    3. Power and frictional losses
    4. Road resistances
    5. Resistance due to gravity and power required
    6. Air and wind resistance
    7. The modern period and modern motor
    8. Recent high speed long distance petrol motor vehicles
    9. Recent high speed long distance petrol motor vehicles (cont.)
    10. Mors motor carriage and motor
    11. The Gobron-Brillié motor carriage
    12. The Cannstadt-Daimler motor vehicles
    13. The Vallée, Delahaye, Crowden and other cars
    14. Modern light petrol motor vehicles
    15. Petrol motor cycles
    16. Carburettors
    17. Motor cars with petroleum motors
    18. Cylinder cooling and water coolers
    19. Some motor vehicle components
    20. Electric ignition and ignition apparatus
    21. Petrol motor vehicle performance and mechanical efficiency
    22. Electric motor vehicles
    23. The Electric Vehicle Company's electric cabs and broughams
    24. Modern and recent steam vehicles
    25. Some Serpollet steam vehicles
    26. Some American light steam carriages
    27. American steam vehicles
    28. Heavy motor vehicles
    29. The Liquid Fuel Engineering Company's 'Lifu' vehicles
    30. Heavy steam vehicles
    31. Heavy steam vehicles (cont.)
    32. Heavy steam vehicles (cont.)
    33. On brakes
    34. Concerning vibration, balancing, and balanced motors
    35. Pivoted steering axles
    36. The popular and commercial uses and cost of working motor vehicles
    37. The 1896 act and the Local Government Board regulations
    38. Tyres
    39. Miscellaneous
    Index. Volume 2: Introduction: development of the automobile industry
    1. Light petrol motor vehicles
    2. Light petrol motor vehicles (cont.)
    3. The Wolseley, De Dion Bouton, and James and Browne petrol cars
    4. The Benz, Benz-Parisfal and Decauville cars
    5. The Mills-Damiler, and the Mercedes cars
    6. The Panhard and Levassor cars and engines
    7. The Brooke cars
    8. The Mors cars
    9. A design for a belt-driven car
    10. The Richard-Braiser, Clement-Talbot, and De Dietrich cars
    11. The Maudslay cars
    12. The Daimler cars
    13. The Humber cars
    14. The Brush, and Wilson and Pilcher cars
    15. The Velox and Marshall-Belsize cars
    16. The Napier cars
    17. Some recent light petrol cars
    18. Some American petrol cars
    19. Some American petrol cars (cont.)
    20. Some American petrol cars (cont.)
    21. Radiators and water-cooling requirements
    22. Crankshafts and axles
    23. Power, speed and tractive effort
    24. Vibration and turning effort
    25. Steam and petroleum engine lorries and wagons: the Thorneycroft and Mann vehicles
    26. The Robertson, Nayler, Garrett, and Simpson and Bibbysteam wagons
    27. The Coulthard, Yorkshire, Herschmann, and other heavy steam vehicles
    28. The Milnes-Daimler and other heavy petrol motor vehicles
    29. The White steam cars
    30. The Clarkson and other steam cars
    31. Engine dimensions, piston displacement, and mean pressure
    32. Overturning and skidding
    33. Carburettors and carburation
    34. Electric motor vehicles
    35. Petrol motor cycles
    36. Petrol motor cycles (cont.)
    37. Transmission efficiency
    38. Some engines and miscellaneous parts
    39. On cost of motor transport
    40. Miscellaneous
    41. The Tourist Trophy race and cars

  • Author

    W. Worby Beaumont

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