By Gardner D. Hiscox
Softcover, 476 pages. Originally published in 1897, reprinted by Lindsay Publications.
An essential reference for the old engine enthusiast. The author calls them "explosive motors", and the information and etchings are extremely detailed. Chapters covering efficiency, temperature, power, formulas, governors, carbuerators, ignition, lubrication, construction, details on many designs, testing, marine motors, using kerosene for fuel, making motors run on producer gas (wood gasification), and motorcycles and motorcars. A very fun, informative and useful book with numerous beautiful illustrations!