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Titles marked with a star (*) are not for circulation, and may be consulted only in the Technology Division, Room 115, Central Building, Fifth Avenue and Forty-second Street, daily from 9 a. m. to 10 p. m. Sundays, 1 p.m. to 10 p. m.


1. Browne, Arthur Benjamin. ...New York: J. Wiley & Sons, 1916.

ΤΟΝ Discusses in a clear manner, without the use of advanced mathematics, the fundamental theory of this troublesome apparatus, with chapters on carbureter testing, chemistry, effect of physical conditions, the testing of motor vehicles, and the ideal carbureter. Well provided with tables and chart curves. "Summarized, there is no reason why the carbureter should not become as standard and reliable a product as the engine itself. Its functions are in reality far less involved, and the avowed idiosyncrasies of the carbureter of today have existence only in our lack of knowledge concerning the principles of carburetion. The day cannot be far distant when an efficient combination of capital and engineering skill will solve the remaining problems, thereby increasing automobile efficiency in the broadest sense of the term, by bringing carbureter troubles to an end.". p. 118.

Handbook of carburetion.
137 P.
illus. 8°.

2. Hobbs, George W., and B. G. ELLIOTT. The gasoline automobile, prepared in the extension division of the University of Wisconsin... New York: McGraw-Hill Book Co., Inc., 1915. 259 p. illus. 8°. (Engineering education series.)


Based on a series of lectures given in 23 cities of Wisconsin during the winter of 1914-15. Intended for those who, by intelligent maintenance, desire to reduce trouble and expense of operation and to prolong the life of the car. Clearly and thoroughly describes the car and its troubles. Completely illustrated.

Reviewed in Power, Feb. 8, 1916, p. 203.

3. Newmark, Jacob Harmon.

guide: helpful, inspirational, and suggestive. Automobile Pub. Co. [1915.]

"The field is not overcrowded anywhere. The industry is still young and there is plenty of room for those who are willing to work.” — p. 13.

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201 p. illus. 12°.

This little book of heart-to-heart advice tells briefly about the different phases of the business opportunities, choice of territory, organization, selection of cars, salesmen, advertising, prices, garage operation, service, secondhand cars, commercial and electric cars, etc.

4. Pagé, Victor Wilfred. Automobile repairing made easy, shop methods equipment — processes; a complete treatise ex

plaining approved methods of repairing all parts of all types of gasoline automobiles... New York: The N. W. Henley Pub. Co., 1916. illus. 8°.


1060 p.

For mechanics, owners, and chauffeurs a practical, completely illustrated guide of over 1000 pages by one who gained much of his experience first hand as a repair man. Tells about the shop and its equipment, and in addition to describing the ordinary repair operations, deals with such special processes as oxy-acetylene welding, treatment of steel, soldering, etc. Well provided with useful mathematical and mechanical tables.

"The practical all-around automobile repair man must not only understand machine work and metal-working tools of all kinds, but he must also possess some of the knowledge of the electrician, plumber, wood-worker, rubber-worker, tinsmith and blacksmith. It is the purpose of the writer to outline the essentials of automobile repairing in a way that will be understood by all with ordinary mechanical ability." - Preface.


5. *Ackworth, A. T. The manufacture of roofing tiles. London: Maclaren & Sons, Ltd. [1915.] 146 p. illus. 12°. ("B. & P." handbooks. no. 2.) VEO

A comprehensive little book written in simple language. Follows the successive steps of manufacture from raw material to glazing, packing and storage.

6. Searle, Alfred B. Clays and clay products. London: Sir I. Pitman & Sons, Ltd. [1915.] 163 p. illus. 12°. (Pitman's common commodities of commerce.)


A concise and simply written outline for the commercial man on the origin and varieties of clays, their winning, preparation, and working into bricks, tiles, terra-cotta, coarse pottery and sanitary ware, stoneware and drain-pipes, fine earthenware, porcelain, refractory materials, Portland cement, and colors.

7. *United States. - Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce. The pottery industry. Report on the cost of production in the earthenware and china industries of the United States, England, Germany, and Austria. Washington: Gov. Prtg. Off., 709 p. 8°.



A significant government document of over 700 pages reporting the results of an investigation of the cost of production, profits of manufacture, wages and working hours, and other conditions of employment. The section concerning the United States describes with considerable detail the technology of the industry. Also shows that the potters of the United States are without adequate knowledge of the costs of production in their own country; that the lowest cost of production in any American pottery exceeds that of the highest cost of production in any European pottery; that many of the American potteries are poorly situated and that few of them have thoroughly modern equipment; that "there is a distinct need for more scientific methods of production, which can be brought about only by highly skilled instruction and more scientific research work. There are twenty-two technical schools in Germany and eight in Austria devoted to instruction in ceramics and the development of the pottery industry ... In the pottery centers of the United States there are no such institutions."




Chemical Technology

8. *Arends, Georg, 1862-. Die Tablettenfabrikation und ihre maschinellen Hilfsmittel. Berlin: Julius Springer, 1915.



A concise guide to the small and large scale manufacture of medicinal tablets, including coloring, stamping, sterilizing, and packing. The machines made by several German firms are described and illustrated. Twenty pages are devoted to recipes for making the most important standard tablets.

48 p.


9. *Burrell, George A. Hazards in handling gasoline. Washington: Gov. Prtg. Off., 1915. 12 P. 8°. (United States. -Bureau of Mines. Technical papers. no.127.)


Discussing the relation of properties of gasoline and gasoline vapor to inflammability, this concise pamphlet gives a list of the common hazards, with plain directions for handling, as well as information on the extinguishing of burning liquids.

"A recent tabulation by K. G. Martin of the Fire Prevention Bureau of New York City shows that during 1913, in the United States, 1040 persons were burned to death and 3,120 persons injured (a weekly average of 20 persons killed and 60 injured) on account of gasoline fires.” — p. 5.

"A dangerous feature of gasoline vapor is that it may travel a considerable distance from the gasoline and there be ignited, the flash travelling back to the container of the liquid and causing a roaring fire in a few seconds." - p. 11.

10. Dancaster, Ernest A. Limes & cements; their nature, manufacture and use; an elementary treatise. London: C. Lockwood and Son, 1916. VEO

212 p. illus. 12°.

An up-to-date book of over 200 pages based upon Burnell's Limes, cements, mortars, etc. Has a good bibliography, also chapters on waterproofing, efflorescence, stucco, bituminous and oleaginous cements, chemical analysis, and physical and mechanical testing.

"The author describes it as an elementary treatise, and such it is in that it does not deal exhaustively with the subject, especially the processes and machinery of manufacture; but the basic information upon which a thorough appreciation of the nature and properties of limes and cements depends is so well presented that the book will prove quite valuable to engineers and architects, or others who have to deal with the materials in question. The misconceptions in regard to the hydraulic properties of limes and cements which resulted from the very imperfect knowledge of earlier days have persisted up to the present in the minds of many users of these materials, often as the result of not having access to a clear and up-to-date summary of ascertained facts. Analysis and physical and mechanical testing have played an important part in cement work of late years, and have elucidated many points; but there is still much to be learned on the subject. In the meantime, to those who wish to take up the study of limes and cements, Mr. Dancaster's book can be recommended as a very good introduction." — Iron & Coal Trades Review, Nov. 12, 1915, þ. 606.

11. *Ditmar, Rudolf. Die Technologie des Kautschuks. Wien: A. Hartleben, 1915. viii, 600 p. illus. 8°.


A comprehensive work of nearly 600 pages by the proprietor of an authorized testing laboratory at Graetz, Austria. Deals with the gathering and prep

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