The Golden Age of Hollywood was at its height in the 1930s and the world’s best tractor salesman was captivated by the glitz and glamour. In Botts Breaks Hollywood, the third installment of the Alexander Botts and the Earthworm Tractor series, the saga continues for our hero who, always ahead of his time, sees filmmaking as the future of tractor sales. In this collection of humorous short stories, Botts earns a promotion and is eager to share his enthusiasm for crawler tractors on the silver screen where his outrageous antics and blunders collide to capture the perfect shot!
Alexander Botts was created in 1927 by author William Hazlett Upson, and the stories are based on Upson’s work as a factory assembler and sales demonstrator for the Caterpillar Tractor Company. For almost half a century, Botts was beloved by The Saturday Evening Post readers in more than 100 short stories. This book includes the original illustrations that appeared with the stories and is part of a series that will be the first to present the collection in its entirety.
Author: WILLIAM HAZLETT UPSON
This wonderfully illustrated, up-to-date guide to the natural, cultural, and historical gems hidden just off the legendary Route 66 outlines 30 trips for curious travelers.
Route 66 is arguably the world’s most famous highway (more than 60% of Route 66 adventurers are from overseas!)—its motels, diners, and roadside attractions comprise a time capsule of America’s love affair with the automobile. While many of the road’s iconic attractions have disappeared with time (along with large stretches of the road itself), others are as enduring as ever.
In this completely revised and updated version of The Backroads of Route 66, author and Route 66 expert Jim Hinckley is your guide from the lowlands of the American Plains to the high plateaus of New Mexico and Arizona, from the Great Lakes to the mighty Pacific Ocean, and through major metropolises and remote country towns.
But rather than taking the road oft traveled and the sites most photographed, Hinckley encourages you to branch off the Mother Road and discover the hidden gems beyond today’s familiar motels and tourist traps—quaint frontier communities that date to westward expansion; the legacy of native cultures; and the awe-inspiring natural wonders that have graced these lands since time immemorial. There to be explored within a few hours’ drive from the path of Route 66, discover:
The thirty trips in The Backroads of Route 66 offer new travel opportunities for you and the thousands of road-trippers who follow this legendary route, looking for something more.
Author: Jim Hinckley
In Queen of the North, the fourth installment of the Alexander Botts and the Earthworm Tractor series, the saga continues for our hero. He tackles a variety of tricky sales situations, including promising a demonstration of a new, high-speed tractor that was not yet in existence.
Unwilling to backpedal on a promise, he outfits a sturdy Earthworm tractor with an aviation motor and creates a beast equipped to conquer Canada’s deep snow and steep mountains. In this collection of humorous short stories, Botts again faces seemingly insurmountable obstacles, hostile management, and hirings and firings. Can he manage to pull it together to save the day?
Alexander Botts was created in 1927 by author William Hazlett Upson. The stories are based on Upson’s work as a service mechanic and troubleshooter for the Caterpillar Tractor Company. For almost half a century, Botts was beloved by Saturday Evening Post readers in more than 100 short stories. This book features the original illustrations that appeared with the stories and is part of a series that will be the first to present the collection in its entirety.</p
Author: WILLIAM HAZLETT UPSON
Color your way through Caterpillar product history with 36 beautiful drawings of your favorite machines. Pulled from archival materials and design concepts of real and imagined machines, this coloring book traces the evolution of early, powerful crawlers to futuristic earthmovers invented to shape the landscape of this planet and beyond
Review the entire collection with Coolspring, Vol. 1 & 2! The Coolspring Power Museum in Coolspring, PA houses the world’s finest collection of early and historically significant internal combustion engines. Read about 40 historic engines from the museum profiled in Volume 1, as well as the newest displayed engines in Volume 2! This package includes the original book in the preservation series as well as the updated edition.
Continue to celebrate the world’s finest collection of early and historically significant internal combustion engines with Coolspring, Vol. 2. Featuring 39 different engines from Volume 1, this selection focuses on engines displayed in the five newest buildings at the Coolspring Power Museum in Coolspring, Pa. The perfect companion to Volume 1, we hope the photos and stories shared in Volume 2 will fuel your daydreams until you’re able to make the pilgrimage to America’s finest antique engine museum.
New from Gas Engine Magazine Preservations Series: Coolspring, Discovering America’s Finest Antique Engine Museum.
For more than 25 years, the Coolspring Power Museum in Coolspring, Pa., has been recognized as housing the world’s finest collection of early and historically significant internal combustion engines. Designated a Mechanical Engineering Heritage Collection by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the museum boasts a collection of more than 250 engines in 20 buildings, 40 of which are profiled here in a museum overview edited by former Gas Engine Magazine editor Christian Williams.
If you’ve visited the museum before, you’ll appreciate the unique selection of engines profiled here. And, if you’ve never had the opportunity to visit Coolspring personally, you’ll simply be amazed to discover the incredible selection of historically important and technically fascinating engines preserved for engine lovers everywhere in the most amazing museum of its kind in Coolspring, Discovering America’s Finest Antique Engine Museum.
This is a reprint of Diesel's Engine, first published in 1993. The book is a fantastic resource for serious fans of engine evolution and a great read as well. If you are interested in how the combustion engine came to be, this book and its companion, Internal Fire, are vital readings.
C. Lyle Cummins Jr. continues his series on the internal combustion engine's heritage in Diesel's Engine. This engaging book is a fascinating and comprehensive history of the diesel engine, written by the son of Cummins Engine Co. founder, Clessie Cummins.
This is a companion book to Internal Fire: The Internal Combustion Engine 1673-1900 and covers in dramatic detail the entire sweep of Rudolf Diesel's original ideas: the struggles to perfect the diesel engine, and the creation of an international industry that brought the world's most efficient motor to market. Illustrated with black and white photos and period line drawings, this is a must-read for any serious enthusiast for engine and transportation technology.
Cummins is uniquely qualified to tell the diesel story. Raised in the family of America's automotive diesel pioneer, his career as a mechanical engineer includes the design, development, and marketing of diesel engine retarders and fuel systems for which he was granted five U.S. patents. He has received several notable awards for his writings on I-C engine history. Cummins has devoted over two decades exhaustively researching his subject in corporate and museum archives throughout Europe and the United States to provide this definitive history of the diesel.
Author: C. Lyle Cummins Jr.
Originally published in the early 1900s, this classic, comprehensive handbook was referred to by young engineers as they prepared for their licensing examinations. In addition to containing several hundred questions and answers that were given as part of many exams, Farm Engines and How to Run Them fully describes every part of a farm engine and boiler, giving complete directions for the safe and economical management of both. Included are chapters on farm engine economy (with special attention to traction and gasoline farm engines) and a chapter on the science of successful threshing. The book abounds with precision artwork and cutaway illustrations showing the different parts of a boiler and engine, and nearly every make of traction engine (including those made by Case, Nichols and Shepard, and Buffalo Pitts). Farm Engines and How to Run Them will appeal to everyone from farm and vehicle enthusiasts to students of industrial technology and agricultural history.
Author: James H. Stephenson
Farm Machinery is the definitive book on the current theory and practice of farm mechanization for students and farmers. First published in 1979, this new sixth edition incorporates much new text and 280 new color photographs illustrating the steady flow of developments in farm mechanization that have taken place over the past decade.
Recent advances in computer technology and satellite field mapping are included. New content enriches the earlier material dealing with the working principles and operation of the vast array of the somewhat less sophisticated farm tractors and machines still in use on British farms.
Chapters discuss tractors, cultivation and drilling equipment, crop care, and harvest machinery. Further chapters deal with farmyard and estate maintenance equipment, mechanical handlers, dairy equipment, irrigation farm power, and the farm workshop. References are made to the UK Health & Safety at Work Act and other safety regulations.
These summarise their main requirements, but they should only be taken as a guide. Brian Bell has had a long involvement with farm machinery that started with an apprenticeship in a tractor dealership. After a teaching career on farm machinery at Otley College in Suffolk, he retired as Vice Principal in 1993 when he was awarded the MBE for services to agriculture. Brian Bell has written several books and made seventeen DVDs on modern and vintage tractors and machinery.
Author: Brian Bell
This book is a scholarly work describing flame ignition as applied to reciprocating engines, from early experiments to later successes such as the Deutz and Crossley versions of the four stroke cycle perfected by Otto in 1876. Wayne Grenning discusses problems encountered by the early entrants into the gas engine industry, highlighting solutions discovered by the various players. He also goes into more arcane subjects like the constant pressure cycle introduced by Brayton that survives today in the gas turbine engine, to a look at toy non-compression engines produced during the same early days as their full size brethren. In eight chapters, Wayne shows details of engines built by Clerk, Sombart, Forest and others, gives technical details on the construction and operating features unique to flame ignition engines, and highlights the struggles other manufacturers endured to avoid infringing the Otto patents. The section on the four-stroke-cycle engines is by itself over 300 pages long, covering 30 different companies. It has 67 pages describing the activities of Crossley Brothers in Manchester, England and another 53 pages dedicated to Gasmotoren Fabrik Deutz from Cologne, Germany.
The book is printed in color on semi-gloss paper for enhanced picture reproduction. Book size is 8½ x 11 inches with a dust jacket.
About the Author: Wayne Grenning has been interested in engines for decades and has restored many early engines, flame ignition and otherwise, as well as creating operating scale and full size models of a variety of early flame ignition and non-compressing engines. A fixture at Coolspring during the shows, Wayne has gathered all of his knowledge together into this book as a technical and historical reference to this important chapter in internal combustion engine history.
Author: Wayne S. Grenning
For the first time, a detailed step-by-step guide to stationary gas engine restoration has been written for engine enthusiasts. From start to finish, Peter Rooke's newly revised, easy-to-follow narrative will impress and educate both new and experienced hobbyists with exhaustive coverage of the process.
In 112 pages, Rooke meticulously leads you from stripping an engine through rebuilding each component — from bearings to cylinder head to ignition. Tips along the way cover everything from repairing damaged threads to removing rust and zinc plating.
A new chapter on building your own magneto charger has been added to this newly revised edition of Gas Engine Restoration. Other chapters include information on rebuilding engine carts as well as painting engines, whether applying new paint or preserving old finish. Included are data tables containing reference information such as various bolt head and nut sizes, copper wire sizes and bearing tolerances.
The book has a soft, durable cover and a convenient lay-flat spiral binding that allows you to keep your hands at work while you follow along.
Author: Peter Rooke
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