'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 prompted 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 2 describes the advances made both in the technological development of automobiles and in the volume produced. Detailed descriptions and illustrations are provided for the leading examples of the time from manufacturers such as Renault, Cadillac, Daimler and Wolseley.The Wolseley diagram has, therefore, been employed, and in order that normal figures may be employed for the ... The weight of the reciprocating parts, namely, the complete piston and connecting rod, has been taken as 12 lb. ; and the length anbsp;...
|Title||:||Motor Vehicles and Motors|
|Author||:||W. Worby Beaumont|
|Publisher||:||Cambridge University Press - 2014-08-21|