Title: The Gasoline Engine on the Farm: A Practical, Comprehensive Treatise on the Construction, Repair, Management and Use of this Great Farm Power as Applied to All Farm Machinery and the Farmer's Work Indoors and Out
Author: Xeno W. Putnam
Description: Original olive green boards with gilt lettering, pictorially stamped in brown and green. A few light spots of soiling to boards with minor edgewear. Interior is clean and unmarked. 179 illustrations. xxxi, (33)-527, plus  pp. ads. 7.5 x 5.25 inches.
A detailed treatise on gasoline combustion engines and their use on farms, for both outdoor and indoor applications.
Contents: The Call [for power] and the Answer; The Internal Combustion Engine; The Combustion Chamber; The Piston and Its Auxiliary Parts; The Port and Valve System; The Carburetor; The Ignition System; A Chapter on Engine-Speed Regulation; The Crank Shaft and Its Bearings; Setting the Engine; The Fuel Supply; Lubrication; Elimination of Engine Troubles; Selecting and Operating the Engine; The Traction Engine; What is Best in a Tractor; Power Transmission; Belts and Belting; Other Forms of Transmission; The Feed Room; The Workshop; The Farm Wood Pile; Orchard and Garden; Irrigation; The Woman's Story; Home-Made Conveniences; Modern Power Applications; The Ideal Farm; Useful Rules and Formulae.
Xeno W. Putnam (1866-1958) was a farmer and writer from Harmonsburg, Crawford County, in rural western Pennsylvania.
Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: None
Publisher: Norman W. Henley Publishing Company
Place: New York
Keywords: motors, farming, agriculture, combustion engine, tractors, Harmonsburg,
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