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NAVAL ELECTRICAL POCKET BOOK.  B.R. 157/1933 bound with ADDENDUM NO. 2 TO B.R. 157/1933.  B.R. 157 (2), Admiralty, Torpedo and Mining Dept.
1 Admiralty, Torpedo and Mining Dept. NAVAL ELECTRICAL POCKET BOOK. B.R. 157/1933 bound with ADDENDUM NO. 2 TO B.R. 157/1933. B.R. 157 (2)
King's Printer, Ottawa, 1943. 
92 pp + 399 pp, 6 1/2" H, stiff navy blue card covers with cloth spine. Many b&w drawings/diagrams - some fold-out. From title page: "Reproduced as amended in Canada (Jan. 1943) by the King's Printer, Ottawa, with permission of the Controller, H.M . Stationery Office, London, for the exclusive use of His Majesty's Canadian Naval Forces. 1941. Note. - In this Addendum is included Addendum No.1, so that the latter may now be destroyed. Addendum No. 3 amending Addendum No. 2 has been i n c o r p o r ated in this reprint." The section headings include: Measuring and Testing Instruments and their Use; Dynamos, Motors and Controllers, etc.; Supply of Light and Power; Incandescent Lighting; Bells, Rattlers, Buzzers and Hummers; Tel ep ho ne s, F ir e Co ntrol; Gun Firing and Night Sight Circuits; etc., etc. Colored crayon notation and ink stamp on front endpapers, one fold-out page is mis-aligned and creased, erased color pencil notation on one fold-out page, ink notation on am end men ts pag e, li ght edge wear and scuffing, light browning to pages, minor soiling, darkening and soiling to edges of text block. Good reading copy only. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
A HERITAGE OF LIGHT:  LAMPS AND LIGHTING IN THE EARLY CANADIAN HOME., Russell, Loris S.
2 Russell, Loris S. A HERITAGE OF LIGHT: LAMPS AND LIGHTING IN THE EARLY CANADIAN HOME.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1968 802015301 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
344 pp, square (8 7/8" H x 8 7/8" D). B&w photographs, reproductions. "The nineteenth century opened in the flicker of tallow candles. It closed in the glare of Edison's electric lamp. Between those two events inventors and manufacturers developed a wonderful assortment of progressively more efficient lighting devices, burning a variety of fuels. Dr. Russell records with scientific attention to detail - backed up with more than 200 illustrations - how these lamps were made and used. His text is interspersed with accounts of his own experiments with the fuels and mechanisms of earlier generations. The discovery of kerosene is related in full, as is the invention of successively improved kerosene burners, lamps, and chimneys - a field up to now neglected by technological historians. Separate chapters deal with rushlights and candles; firelighting tools; pan lamps; and lamps fuelled with whale oil, lard, burning fluid, gas, and electricity. There is an extensive glossary." Book is Near Fine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, tiny chip at bottom of front flap-fold, light rubbing to colour at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
A HERITAGE OF LIGHT:  LAMPS AND LIGHTING IN THE EARLY CANADIAN HOME., Russell, Loris S.
3 Russell, Loris S. A HERITAGE OF LIGHT: LAMPS AND LIGHTING IN THE EARLY CANADIAN HOME.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1968 802015301 Hard Cover Good Fair 
344 pp, square (8 1/2" H x 8 1/2" D). Ex-library copy. B&w photographs, reproductions. "The nineteenth century opened in the flicker of tallow candles. It closed in the glare of Edison's electric lamp. Between those two events inventors and manufacturers developed a wonderful assortment of progressively more efficient lighting devices, burning a variety of fuels. Dr. Russell records with scientific attention to detail - backed up with more than 200 illustrations - how these lamps were made and used. His text is interspersed with accounts of his own experiments with the fuels and mechanisms of earlier generations. The discovery of kerosene is related in full, as is the invention of successively improved kerosene burners, lamps, and chimneys - a field up to now neglected by technological historians. Separate chapters deal with rushlights and candles; firelighting tools; pan lamps; and lamps fuelled with whale oil, lard, burning fluid, gas, and electricity. There is an extensive glossary." Rebound in library binding with stitching showing in most page gutters. Library markings on endpapers, small light liquid stain, shelf soiling on bottom of text block, areas of light browning edges of text block - mainly top and fore-edge. Dust jacket is complete but has moderate rubbing with color loss, moderate wrinkling, light edge wear, several small closed tears, area of surface paper loss on inside surface, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
A HERITAGE OF LIGHT:  LAMPS AND LIGHTING IN THE EARLY CANADIAN HOME., Russell, Loris S.
4 Russell, Loris S. A HERITAGE OF LIGHT: LAMPS AND LIGHTING IN THE EARLY CANADIAN HOME.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1968 802015301 First Edition Soft Cover Good+ 
344 pp, square (8 1/2" H x 8 1/2" D). B&w photographs, reproductions. "The nineteenth century opened in the flicker of tallow candles. It closed in the glare of Edison's electric lamp. Between those two events inventors and manufacturers developed a wonderful assortment of progressively more efficient lighting devices, burning a variety of fuels. Dr. Russell records with scientific attention to detail - backed up with more than 200 illustrations - how these lamps were made and used. His text is interspersed with accounts of his own experiments with the fuels and mechanisms of earlier generations. The discovery of kerosene is related in full, as is the invention of successively improved kerosene burners, lamps, and chimneys - a field up to now neglected by technological historians. Separate chapters deal with rushlights and candles; firelighting tools; pan lamps; and lamps fuelled with whale oil, lard, burning fluid, gas, and electricity. There is an extensive glossary." Interior - clean and tight, with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - moderate edge wear, corner crease at bottom of front cover, minor rubbing/scuffing, light toning to top and fore-edge of text block, spine flat and uncreased. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 


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