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Expositions and illustrations, interesting to all those concerned in steam power, whether as applied to rail-roads, common roads, or to sea and inland navigation.
London, Effingham Wilson, 1835

Maceroni (whose name now appears thus on the title-page) in his second book on steam carriages gives an account of his patent boiler, which consisted of nine rows of nine vertical tubes surrounding a furnace, reprinted from The Mechanics' Magazine of January 1835 supplemented by a critical commentary by Maceroni.

drawing of the steam carriage patented by Maceroni and John Squire
Steam carriage patented by Maceroni and John Squire

The book also contains a great deal of information on other aspects of what might be called the steam carriage boom, such as correspondence with various newspaper editors, comparisons between the performance of the various designs of carriage then in use and a lengthy attempt to refute the claims to superiority of Gurney and Hancock, which includes a useful chronology of events in the development of a suitable boiler.


8vo. (ii) + 126pp, wood-engraved frontis. and some wood-engraved text ills. Seemly modern cloth.



Catalogue No: 5722