New Books.

New Books.

Third edition enlarged, “The Corliss Engine,” edited by Egbert P. Watson. Spon & Chamberlain, publishers, 12 Cortlandt street, New York. Table of contents—Introductory and Historical; Steam Jacketing; Indicator Cards; The Governor; Valve Gear and Eccentric; Valve Setting; Table for Laps of Steam Valves; Lubrication, with diagrams for same; Discussion of the Air Pump and its Management; Care of Main Driving Gears ; Best Lubricator for same ; Heating of Mills by Exhaust Steam ; Engine Foundations ; diagrams and templets for same ; materials for same. Appendix.

A constant spectator at every fire in New York city and a frequent visitor at the engine houses of the fire department of New York is James L. Ford, the author of “ Hypnotic Tales.” Mr. Ford has written a book for boys on the subject, which is called “ The Third Alarm.” The story gives full descriptions of the arrangements and equipments of what is acknowledged to be the best fire department in the world, so that any boy, after having read it, will be able to signal a fire, to mount a truck, and, if necessary, to man a hose. Frank N. Gregory has made some spirited drawings for this record of the adventures of a New York boy. It is published by Brentano’s in time for the holidays.

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