Stationary Engine Review - Patrick KnightIpswich: Farming Press, 1997, Hardback.
Condition: Very Good. Faint, and uneven, tanning to the boards otherwise a very well presented copy.
Contains: Further reading list; Black & white photographs; Colour photographs; Black & white drawings; Colour frontispiece; 2-column text (in part); Appendix;
From the cover: “This book presents a clear and simple study of a number of the makes and model were produced during the heyday of stationary engine. The text is complemented by 166 illustrations, 129 of which are in colour.
Stationary Engine Review starts in the 1860s with the non-compression engine built by Lenoir and others. This is followed by the regular compression engine Otto-Crossley Silent four-cycle gas engine, which all today’s engines have evolved. The arrival the oil engine is covered with a look at some of the more noted engine names that grace rally fields today.
Not to be forgotten are those companies which, for one reason or other, never quite made it into the big time of engine manufacture. Also covered are the horizontal and vertical farm type engines which are what most stationary engine enthusiasts own and rally. In conclusion there is a small selection of American-built engines featuring makes and models known to have worked in this country, and not recent imports.
Patrick Knight is well known for numerous articles based on his research in the field of stationary engines. He has also amassed an excellent collection of historical illustrations and photographs taken on the rally field.”