Friday, August 18, 2017

A Manual Of Machine Drawing And Design

Well it has to be one of the soggiest summers in recent memory. More rain days than non-rain days and this weekend is no exception. Fortunately with the new roof I can continue to putter away on the front enclosure assemblies for the breezeway project.

Slow starting today, thought I would upload a great old book, "A Manual Of Machine Drawing And Design". Kudos go out to the Cornell University Library digitizing staff. All the very best uploads to the internet archive are done by the Cornell staff. The digitized volumes are spotlessly cleaned up and centered, except for the content of course, you would never know the volume is 100 years old.

There are lots of old books on drawing and machine design out there, this is one of the best I have come across. This was written when the steam engine and locomotive were still king, so much of the instruction centers around the assemblies involved in this technology. There are enough measured drawings at the back to build the complete boiler and engine assemblies for a locomotive. This may not be everyones cup of tea, but it makes for interesting reading. There is some math involved, but this is unavoidable in a volume on machine design.

Lots of very clean and mostly measured drawings, if you like old tech you will love this. You can download "A Manual Of Machine Drawing And Design" on my Books - Free Downloads page, it is 13 MB in pdf.