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Westinghouse Air Brake Company's instruction booklet covering this ubiquitous equipment. A late era (1940) 70p description of the air pump. Many handsome illustrations and technical drawings. Includes three foldouts. This pamphlet is not scarce but is never found in this condition. It is in mint condition and includes the original mailing envelope.Click on picture for large view.
Standard Stoker Company's description and operation of the Duplex stoker widely used on heavy power thru the 20's and 30's. It's the stoker with the two large elevator tubes rising on each side of the fire door in the loco cab.25p, five foldout drawings, heavy card cover with linen binding. Excellent drawings. Near mint condition.Click on picture for large view.
4"x6" - 75p, heavy card cover w/ linen bindingCovers the full Hancock line of injectors with well written text on the function and theory of injectors. Also shows Hancock's line of injector maintenance tools. Covered are the "type A", "type B", "Composite", "type E" and H-N-L nonlifting inspirators. Very good condition with light soiling and shopwear along edges.Click on picture for large view.
8" x 10" hardback; 95 pages2 copies of this book are available.A terrific hardback injector catalogue showing The Sellers Company's full line of steam locomotive injectors, accessories and injector parts in handsome, technical cross-section drawings and beautiful, half-tone, airbrushed renderings. Included is technical performance information and thorough sales text.Injectors shown are:- Self-acting lifting injector class N improved- Self-acting lifting class M improved- Self-acting lifting class P (for boiler backhead-Pennsylvania Railroad practice)- Self-acting non-lifting class N-L of 1908- Self-acting non-lifting class K, N-L- Self-acting lifting class K- Duplex lifting class C- Injectors for small locomotives and traction engines U.S. Standard interchangeable non-lifting injector types A & B.Includes installation diagrams, capacity charts, coupling nut diagrams, safety squirt device, boiler side and top checks (both regular and duplex). Also includes starter valves, relief valves, boiler tester, etc. Much of this equipment can still be found on surviving steam locomotives around the world.Book is in excellent, near mint condition and still has the original printer's protective brown paper wrap (itself somewhat soiled). Beautiful gilt cover is spotless, unmarked and unsoiled. Corners are lightly bumped. Binding is tight and bright. Interior pages are bright, clean and unmarked. Edges of pages show slight aging and light soiling. It appears to have stood on a library shelf for a long time. This is a rare book in rare condition. You may never find a better copy. A very interesting and historic steam era technical catalogue.Click on picture for large view.
An original copy of The Locomotive Stoker Company's catalog 14-D from June, 1926 promoting their products; the Street, the Elvin and the Duplex stokers. Covers these first generation loco stokers which proved to the industry the value of mechanical firing. Begins with great photos and air brushed drawings of the various types of stoker equipment and their installation. It's interesting how complex they were, especially the Street. There are then hundreds of examples of locos so equipped showing a photo and technical data of each. Many American railroads are represented shown in alphabetical order. Examples include 2-8-0's, 2-8-2's, 2-10-2's, 4-8-2's, and various mallet and simple articulated locos. Of special interest are foldouts for each section of loco types in a spreadsheet form showing condensed technical data. There is even an "Official United States Stoker Map". Very nice embossed leatherette cover and screw post binding. Binding is tight. Cover shows light bumps, lightly work corners and shop wear. A previous owners' name is embossed in gold on the cover. Interior title page is soiled but the rest of pages are bright and clear. It's fascinating to compare data of all the various locos - great bathroom reading.6"x9" horizontal, 1¼" thick. The pages are unnumbered, but there about 375 of them. A very nice copy of a scarce catalog.Click on picture for large view.