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04159-M0995EKCU-  Journal-  SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, NY, Vol. II, No.5. Jan 28, 1860. Great engravings! Hawkin’s Improved Steam Plow; Artesian Well Boring In Quick Sands & Rocks; Habberton’s Apparatus For Stuffing Horse Collars; M’Namee’s Knife Cleaner; Devendorf’s Improved Steam Cooker; Devendorf’s Coffee Pot; Patents. Very good. 9-1/2” x 13-1/2” x 16pp. $32.00


07008-M1102HELE- Catalogue- JAMES LEFFEL & CO., Springfield, OH. 1888. Illustrated Handbook of...Improved Double Turbine Water Wheel For 1888 & 1889. Many nice engravings of applications for mining, saw mills, cotton mills, grist mills, roller mills, etc. Much information for selecting proper size, penstock construction, etc. Also engraving of horizontal center crank steam engine and same on boiler set-up. Very nice engravings throughout as well as fantastic Victorian cover art. Small spot on front, wrinkled corner, someone has cellophane taped spine in past, gap in back wrap near spine head. 4-7/8”x 7-1/4”x 128pp. $185.00


04776-M0396EKRL-  Journal-  THE NORTHWESTERN FINANCIER, Denver, CO. Vol. 1, No.7,   Mar 1891.  "Devoted to The Interests and  Development  of  the Great Northwest."  Ads from  banks, investment companies, mortgage & real estate, etc.  Denver Bank Stocks, Colorado Mining Stock Exchange quotations, Denver Items, Real Estate Notes, Colorado Annual Report  of Immigration, Money in the Country and World,  Railroads; complete news from Dakota, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Utah, Washington, Wyoming.   Many articles on mining, farming, business, etc.  Nice typography and head.  Illustrated ad on Smith Premier typewriter.  Blue wraps. Minimal wear & light folds, small library stamp. 9" x 11-3/4" x 16pp  + wraps. $42.00


04630-M0196CSKL- Catalogue- RIFE HYDRAULIC ENGINE MFG CO, 111 Broadway, NYC.1908. “Running Water When and Where You Want It. High Duty Hydraulic Rams. Most Efficient Machines for Raising Water by Water Power. The Rife Automatic Hydraulic Ram For Irrigation, Hydraulic Mining, Municipal Supply, Railroad Tanks, Manufacturing, Domestic Purposes, Hotels.” We've briefly stated the history of the ram before and won't go into here, but this treatment is quite comprehensive. The hydraulic ram is one of the most ingenious devices man has ever produced. They are occasionally still used in remote areas and there are a few up here in our mountain area. Essentially, the device is a water pump which uses the power of the water itself for the power needed to do its work. Depending on the ratio of fall to pumping head, the efficiency developed varies from 60% to 90%.  Small to very large units well illustrated. All priced and evaluated under different conditions. Testimonials, customer lists. Several items inserted in catalogue: 1) Letter and drawing of a smaller ram.  2) Two letters, one a copy from a customer in Alabama (Suttle & Jones Trading Co. in Felix, AL) and Rife's letter in answer, concerning parts for a ram installed there. Greasy thumb prints on one page, otherwise very good condition. A real piece of history! 6” x 9” x 32pp. $78.00


05065-M0796EERE- Book- POPULAR MECHANICS YEAR BOOK FOR 1912. Vol. VIII. Pub by Popular Mechanics, Chicago. cprt 1911.  "612 Easy Ways To Do the  Hard Things in Every Trade and Calling. Of Daily Use To Every Mechanic." Everything imaginable from working in a wood or metal shop to household to automobile to firing a tree to a kettle lid retainer to non-skidding chain for bicycle wheels to fruit picker to well drilling to--on and on! Most have illustrations. Stiff covers dirty,  small edge gap,  corners worn, pages generally very good and clean. 6-1/2" x 9-1/2" x 216pp. $45.00


04191-M0995CLKL- Journal- MINE, QUARRY AND DERRICK, Laurence & William, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Vol. I, No.3, Mar 3, 1915. “A Fortnightly Magazine Devoted to The Development Of Mineral Resources of Western Canada.” Stimulating Prospecting, Coal Operators and the U. M. W. A., Made In Canada, Fuller’s Earth And Its Importance To The Refiners, Beaver Lake Gold Occurrences, Principle of Coal Land Evaluation, Rice Lake Gold Field- Manitoba, Composition of Natural Gas, Coal Mining In Alberta During 1914, more. Ads include full pg of Packard Motor Trucks, Remington Typewriter, Province of Alberta, King George Hotel in Calgary, full page from Hudson’s Bay Co (famous ‘point’ blankets), many others for equip, supplies, testing, engineering, etc. Coated stock. Small library stamp. Very good.  8-3/4” x 11-3/4” x 48pp. $42.00


05687-M0397EOLH- Journal- THE STANLEY JOURNAL OF MACHINERY, Vol. II, No.11, March, 1924. 1206 South Hill St., Los Angeles, CA.  Frank Stanley, the editor, was a principal in Stanley & Owen, Consulting Mechanical Engineers at the same address.   Many articles and  illustrated ads-- Engineering Development, Details of Large Valve Work, Lifting Costs of Oil Wells,  Internal Grinding Methods, Dies For Forging Pinion Blanks, Barnes Four Spindle Gang Drill w/Chuck Trolley, Properties of Molybdenum, Spacing of Oil Wells, much more.  Small library stamp, otherwise very good condition. 8-3/4" x 11-3/4" x 32pp. $42.00 


07436-M1011KEUR- Catalogue- H. CHANNON COMPANY, Chicago, List Price Catalog No. 99, 1925. Fiftieth Anniversary Issue 1875 - 1925. Distributors of Machinery, Hardware, Tools, and General Supplies for All Industries. Railroads—Contractors—Mines—Cement and Brick Plants—Paper Mills—Oil Refineries—Steel Plants—Foundries—Bridge-Builders—Quarries—Sand and Gravel Plants—Flour Mills—Canneries—Packing Plants—Factories—Waterworks and Public Service Corporations. Illustrated in black and white. Embossed gold lettering and vignette on flexible cover and spine. Large catalogue is encyclopedic in scope. Good condition 6-1/2” x 9-1/4”x 1,248 pages including Index. $156.00  Pictures


00367-B0990QRT- Catalogue- LARKIN PACKER CO. St. Louis, MO.  Five items: 1) Oil & Gas Well Packers, Bulletin No. 41, 1934 list, 17pp. Cover chipped. 2) Davis Boring Tool Co., Div Of Larkin Packer, Expanding Block Type Boring Tools, Bulletin No. 300, 18pp, illustrated. 3) Davis Expansion "L" Type Boring Tools, Bulletin No. 102, 1935 list, illustrated, 16pp, three copies. Much technical information. All. $15.00


06761-M0401EROR- Book- THE MINERS by the editors of TIME-LIFE BOOKS with text by Robert Wallace, New York. One of the volumes in the Old West Series. 1st printing, 1976. Beautifully bound in embossed and padded boards with color mining scene tipped on front.  Contents include A Rough Way To Get Rich, A Lode to Outshine King Solomon’s Mines, Machines For The Hard-Rock Miners, “The Orneriest Place This Side Of Hell”, The Halls Of The Mining Kings, Long Trail To The Klondike. Definitive treatment of the way it really was in text and numerous old pictures. Bibliography, index. Almost like new. 8-1/2”x 11”x 240pp. $22.00


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