Excerpt from Illustrated Handbook of Machinery Much information relating to the matters referred to in the following pages will be found in text books, treatises, and trade catalogues, but it is treated, for the most part, in a manner too technical to be of real service to many who - although buyers and users of machinery - may t possess intimate kwledge of details of construe tion, the cost of machines, their productive capacity, &c. Conscious, as the Writer is, that the efforts of single individual will suffice to cover the ground thus left vacant, he has attempted to cover some of it by presenting information with regard to the construo tion, the approximate prices of the machines described, the probable output, and other data which will serve as a basis for estimating the cost of the machinery and, approximately, the cost of working it. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.