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Titles marked with a star (*) are not for circulation, and may be consulted only in the Technology Division, Central Building, Fifth Avenue and Forty-second Street.

Automobiles and Motor-cycles

Booth, C. E., and others. Audel's automobile guide, with questions, answers and illustrations for owners, operators, repairmen; relating to the parts, operation, care, management, etc., including chapters on the storage battery, electric vehicles, motorcycles, overhauling the car, and an appendix on self starters and lighting systems, by Gideon Harris and associates. New York: Theo. Audel & Co., 1915.

illus. 169 In Circulation Department only.

476, 48 p.

Cyclopedia of automobile engineering; a general reference work on the construction, operation and care of gasoline, electric and steam automobiles, commercial vehicles, motor-cycles, light cars and motor-boats; types of automobiles; explosion motors; driving; troubles; garages; repairs. Chicago: American Technical Society, 1915.

diagr. illus. 4°. Fourth revised edition of this comprehensive work, prepared for the American School of Correspondence by sixteen authors and collaborators among whom are Charles B. Hayward, C. T. Ziegler, Morris A. Hall, Hugo Diemer, and Darwin S. Hatch. Has a glossary, complete index, and examination questions.

"The most complete library of motor vehicle knowledge in print.”—From a review in the Commercial Vehicle, New York, June, 15, 1915.

5 v.

Davies, B. H. The modern motor-cycle, how to run, ride and repair it; a simple non-technical handbook for the beginner, to assist in the selection and handling of his first machine. London: C. Arthur Pearson, Ltd., 1915.

illus. 12°. In Circulation Department only.

170 P.

Jones, B. F. Motor-cycles; a practical handbook on their building, care and management, with special chapters on ignition; edited by Bernard E. Jones. London: Cassell and Co., Ltd. [19—?).

illus. 12°. In Circulation Department only.


152 p.

157 p.

288 p.

McMillan, Duncan. The motor car.

London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1915.

illus. 12° (Longmans' technical handicraft series.)

A concise little book for the owner, explaining principles by means of simple diagrams and by drawings and halftones of the actual parts of typical cars. Has a chapter on the care of car and tires.

Pagé, Victor Wilfred. The model T Ford car; its construction, operation and repair. A complete practical treatise explaining the operating principles of all parts of the Ford automobile, with complete instructions for driving and maintenance... New York: N. W. Henley Publishing Co., 1915.

diagr. 12°.

An extended exposition of principles as stated in the Ford Company's instruction book and a more detailed discussion of the points involved in maintenance and repair. Thoroughly illustrated.

Also reviewed in Building Age, New York, July 1915, p. 69; in Iron Age, New York, July 1, 1915, p. 51; in Machinery, New York, July 1915, p. 945; in Practical Engineer, Chicago, July 1, 1915, p. 661.

*Valentin, Ernst. Fabrikation von Motoren und Automobilen, von Dr. Ernst Valentin... Mit 530 Abbildungen. Berlin: R. C. Schmidt & Co., 1915.

illus. 40. (Handbücher für Motoren- und Fahrzeugbau. Bd. 2.)

In Germany large scale production of automobiles has not yet reached the magnitude shown in American factories. This book, by a German engineer, describes the special machinery and tools for such work and has something to say about the layout of plants. Reference to well known factories in America and abroad. There are many illustrations.

Reviewed in Dingler's Polytechnisches Journal, Berlin, June 26, 1915, p. 260; in Stahl und Eisen, Düsseldorf, June 10, 1915, p. 624.

328 p.

Building Construction

186 p.

Arthur, William. The home builders' guide; a treatise for those about to build, covering the selection of the site, the planning of the rooms and proper materials to use in construction. New York: David Williams Co., 1914.

illus. 12°. “But the man who is building his own home at as low a cost as possible cannot always afford a competent architect, and often loses a hundred dollars in the effort to save five. For such as he, this book will be of practical value, not to show ways of spending more money than enough, but to show how to save money, and especially to point out where it should not be saved, and to insist that a dime shall not be held so close to the eye that a dollar cannot be seen beyond. Here he will find help, and if some disillusion as to cost, it is better to get it before than after.From the introduction.

Reviewed in Concrete Cement Age, Detroit, July 1915, p. 44.


107 P.

Associated Factory Mutual Fire Insurance Companies. Dry rot in factory timbers. Boston: Inspection Dept., Associated Factory Mutual Fire Insurance Companies, 1915. illus. 2. ed. 120

A copiously illustrated little_book intended to show the possible ravages of fungi and means of prevention. For mills subjected to moist conditions an antiseptic treatment is recommended; for ordinary mills where the average humidity does not exceed 50 per cent. the carefully selected heartwood of Southern pine should usually suffice without treatment.

59 P.

Eberlein, Harold Donaldson. Making walls and ceilings. New York: McBride, Nast & Co., 1915.

illus. 16°. “The decorative possibilities in the methods of finishing walls and ceilings are broad and numerous and yet the wealth of opportunity they present is often unheeded because we blindly allow ourselves to fall into the rut of habit. True, ventures wholly experimental may result either in gratifying success or in mistakes and disappointment, but there are enough safe and sure courses open to our choice, proved satisfactory by long experience, to provide a wide liberty of selection. The details of these tried and proved methods form the subjects of the ensuing chapters.”From the introduction.

352 P.

Kellogg, Royal Shaw. Lumber and its uses. Chicago: Radford Architectural Co., 1914.

diagr., pl., tables. 8°.

Brings together a wealth of information concerning structure, physical properties, seasoning, painting, flooring, preservation, fire-proofing, prices, with a section on commercial woods and lists of particular uses to which they are adapted.

64 p.

McClure, Abbot. Making floors by Abbot McClure. New York: McBride, Nast & Co., 1915.


16°. What the tenant or owner should know about concrete, tile, mosaic, stone, brick, wooden, composition, and patent floors. Has a chapter on finishes and the care of floors. A practical guide for purposes of superintendence.

*McMahon, John Robert. The house that junk built. Illustrated. New York: Duffield & Co., 1915. 1 plan. 12°.

Story of city man who built a satisfactory concrete-block house with secondhand materials at a cost, excluding labor, of $2,135.15. Details of construction do not detract from a pleasant style.

188 p.

11 pl.,

682 p.

Mills, Adelbert Philo. Materials of construction; their manufacture, properties, and uses. New York: J. Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1915.

illus. 1. ed. 8°. A well illustrated reference and text book covering cements, limes, concrete, building stones, brick, masonry, iron, steel, non-ferrous metals and alloys, and wood. Author is assistant professor of materials in Cornell University.

"Specifications for materials are abstracted from the standards of National societies. The typography and mechanical features of the text are, on the whole, exceptionally good. The book should prove to be a valuable reference work for engineers who desire concise and clear treatment of the subject of the manufacture,

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