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by Rick A
Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: Vintage steam era parts and fittings catalogs
Replies: 19
Views: 10438

Re: Vintage steam era parts and fittings catalogs

Sheet metal and supply co. - catalogue f. by Sheet Metal and Supply Co https://archive.org/details/SheetMetalSupplyCo/mode/2up/search/ammonia+valves+and+gauges?q=ammonia+valves+and+gauges Handy Notes and Queries : A Manual of Useful Information of Especial Importance to Dealers in Hardware, Stoves a...
by Rick A
Sun Apr 26, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: Vintage steam era parts and fittings catalogs
Replies: 19
Views: 10438

Re: Vintage steam era parts and fittings catalogs

Bristol's recording instruments manufactured by the Bristol Company, Waterbury, Conn., U.S.A 1925 by Bristol Company https://archive.org/details/BristolsRecordingInstrumentsManufacturedByTheBristolCompanyWaterbury/mode/2up/search/recording%2C+vacuum%2C+steam++gauges?q=recording%2C+vacuum%2C+steam++g...
by Rick A
Tue Apr 21, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: Vintage steam era parts and fittings catalogs
Replies: 19
Views: 10438

Re: Vintage steam era parts and fittings catalogs

The engineer's epitome 1892 by Smith, N[ewton], J. [from old catalog] https://archive.org/details/engineersepitome00smit/page/n5/mode/2up/search/steam+gauge?q=steam+gauge Boiler accessories; 1909 by American School of Correspondence; Leland, Walter S. [from old catalog] https://archive.org/details/b...
by Rick A
Sat Apr 18, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: Vintage steam era parts and fittings catalogs
Replies: 19
Views: 10438

Re: Vintage steam era parts and fittings catalogs

Hand-book of the Locomotive: Including the Construction, Running, and Management of Locomotive ...1890
by Stephen Roper

https://archive.org/details/handbookloc ... am+engines
by Rick A
Fri Apr 10, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: Simmons Machine Tool Corporation
Replies: 0
Views: 2210

Simmons Machine Tool Corporation

Making train wheels since 1910. There are some great old machine shop photos on the facebook page. Simmons Machine Tool Corporation Simmons manufactures reliable and innovative machine tools, measuring machines, and automation systems for railway wheel set maintenance and production. Founded in 1910...
by Rick A
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: STEAM WHISTLE REPAIR VIDEOS
Replies: 1
Views: 2089

Re: STEAM WHISTLE REPAIR VIDEOS

A nice collection of steam whistles from a James Morrison catalog.


https://static.torontopubliclibrary.ca/ ... 55584d.pdf
by Rick A
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: Steam boiler explosions 1890
Replies: 3
Views: 2123

Steam boiler explosions, in theory and in practice 1887

Steam boiler explosions, in theory and in practice; 1887
by Thurston, Robert Henry


https://archive.org/details/steamboiler ... explosions
by Rick A
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: Steam boiler explosions 1890
Replies: 3
Views: 2123

Steam boiler explosions 1890

Steam boiler explosions 1890
by Colburn, Zerah,

https://archive.org/details/steamboiler ... explosions
by Rick A
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: Steam boiler explosions 1890
Replies: 3
Views: 2123

cause and preventive of steam boiler explosions 1855

The cause and preventive of steam boiler explosions ..1855
by Harshman, Jacob. [from old catalog]


https://archive.org/details/causepreven ... explosions
by Rick A
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: STEAM WHISTLE REPAIR VIDEOS
Replies: 1
Views: 2089

STEAM WHISTLE REPAIR VIDEOS

Here are a couple of interesting videos about steam whistle repair. Rebuilding a Brass Steam Whistle Valve https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=36&v=-idzjwXBR10&feature=emb_logo Repairing a Steam Whistle for the Steam Powered Sawmill https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=jLR2KXtI8eM...
by Rick A
Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: Vintage steam era parts and fittings catalogs
Replies: 19
Views: 10438

Re: Vintage steam era parts and fittings catalogs

L.M.Rumsey MFG Co.: Illustrated catalogue of plumbers, gas and steam fitters, machinists, engine builder and railroad supplies. 1885 by L. M. Rumsey Co. https://archive.org/details/L.M.RumseyCo.COMBINED/page/n11/mode/2up/search/ashton?q=brass+steam+fittings Eclipse steam specialties, catalog D. 1920...
by Rick A
Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: Vintage Railroad Trade Publications.
Replies: 18
Views: 8544

Re: Vintage Railroad Trade Publications.

Anyone have any old copies lying around the house?
by Rick A
Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: Vintage Railroad Trade Publications.
Replies: 18
Views: 8544

Re: Vintage Railroad Trade Publications.

More publications
by Rick A
Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: Vintage steam era parts and fittings catalogs
Replies: 19
Views: 10438

Re: Vintage steam era parts and fittings catalogs

Steam boilers, engines and turbines 1908 by Walker, Sydney Ferris https://archive.org/details/steamboilersengi00walkrich/page/n9/mode/2up/search/steam+engines?q=steam+engines Steam And Other Engines 1907 by Duncan J https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.241084/page/n3/mode/2up/search/steam+e...
by Rick A
Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Early aeroplane parts journal 1918
Replies: 1
Views: 2402

Early aeroplane parts journal 1918

This is way off topic but interesting. A 1918 aeroplane parts journal from when areoplanes were in their early years. https://archive.org/details/aeroplan141918lond/page/n5/mode/2up/search/ashton?q=mason+regulator+%26+engineering+company+Ltd http://www.wright-brothers.org/History_Wing/History_of_the...
by Rick A
Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: Vintage steam era parts and fittings catalogs
Replies: 19
Views: 10438

Re: Vintage steam era parts and fittings catalogs

Here are 3 Sweets catalogues spanning the years 1917-1933. There are many differences between the 3 so check them out. Sweet engineering catalogues : a file of manufacturers' catalogues of industrial building products, power plant equipment, material handling equipment, factory equipment. by Sweet's...
by Rick A
Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Historical Q & A
Topic: Vintage steam era parts and fittings catalogs
Replies: 19
Views: 10438

Re: Vintage steam era parts and fittings catalogs

Want to repair railroad track? Track standards 1910 by Rehm, Norman F., ed https://archive.org/details/trackstandards00rehmgoog/page/n4/mode/2up/search/railroad+frogs?q=railroad+frogs Practical track work 1915 by Van Auken, Kenneth L 1885- https://archive.org/details/practicaltrackwo00vanarich/page/...
by Rick A
Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Railfanning Information
Topic: Maine Narrow Gauge RR Museum
Replies: 3
Views: 2942

Re: Maine Narrow Gauge RR Museum

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