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An History Of Road Transport By Charlie Walker
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Takes you on a journey back into time and through the Stage coach era and through the developments in road transport that have taken place through the ages. Meet the Inventors of the steam carriage,... More > John Trevlthlck, The internal combustion engine and the gas engine, Dr NA Otto, Gotleib Daimler , the diesel englne, Rudolph DieseL The first lorry and buses Find out how the car and truck manufacturing industry first started and progressed over the years, With the help of .Carl Benz, Henry Ford, Gotlieb Daimler. Sir Herbert Austin, William Morris, Lord Nuffield, Fredrick Simms, ER Foden, Herbert Austin and Sir William Lyons. The first commercial load-carrying vehicle in the United Kingdom was a 1-ton steam van with front-wheel drive and rear-wheel steering built by John Thornycroft.< Less
An History Of Road Transport By Charlie Walker
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Takes you on a journey back into time and through the Stage coach era and through the developments in road transport that have taken place through the ages. Meet the Inventors of the steam carriage,... More > John Trevlthlck, The internal combustion engine and the gas engine, Dr NA Otto, Gotleib Daimler , the diesel englne, Rudolph DieseL The first lorry and buses Find out how the car and truck manufacturing industry first started and progressed over the years, With the help of .Carl Benz, Henry Ford, Gotlieb Daimler. Sir Herbert Austin, William Morris, Lord Nuffield, Fredrick Simms, ER Foden, Herbert Austin and Sir William Lyons. The first commercial load-carrying vehicle in the United Kingdom was a 1-ton steam van with front-wheel drive and rear-wheel steering built by John Thornycroft.< Less
WOLSELEY SPECIAL PRODUCTS 1901-1926 By Norman Painting
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Founded in 1901 by Vickers Sons & Maxim Ltd., as a motor car and machine tool manufacturer, Wolseley were making narrow gauge mining locomotives and submarine engines by 1902. The company's cars... More > were renowned for their quality and durability and their innovative designers and skilled workforce were to be employed producing a much wider range of products such as, aero engines, lighting sets, commercial vehicles, military vehicles, marine engines and airship machinery. More specialised products included the first purpose designed motorised sleighs for exploring Antarctica, used by Scott's ill-fated expedition in 1912 and, almost stranger than fiction, a 2 wheeled gyroscopically controlled car to the design of a Russian inventor. These diverse products, and others, are described and generously illustrated in this book with more than 250 photographs and drawings.< Less
Matchless Model A By Dan Post
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“Matchless Model A” The original version of this book was printed in 1929 by Ford to provide John Q. Public with a history of Ford Industries during the Model A era. You will find 150... More > black and white photographs of the River Rouge, the Ford plant in Dearborn, Michigan (back in 1929), and the Model A-from casting, to assembly, to final production models ready for the showroom. This book gives a general overview of the amazing methods Ford used in making his motor car from iron ore to showroom floor. Also contains sections on Ford’s products other than cars. 62 pages, Softbound. Year Application 1928-1931.< Less
MORRIS-COMMERCIAL 'D' TYPES By Norman Painting
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Introduced in May 1926, the ‘D’ type was the second model to use the company’s new 15.9hp 2,513cc 4 cylinder engine and 4 speed gearbox made ‘in-house’ and was initially... More > only available on a 10ft 2ins (swb) wheelbase chassis frame with 36ins bogie centres (distance between the rear axle centre lines). The overall length of the chassis was 15ft 4ins and overall width of the vehicle 6ft 0in, the height of the chassis frame being 2ft 3ins and the minimum ground clearance 10ins, giving a very compact and manoeuvrable vehicle with the capability of carrying a 30cwt load over virtually any type of terrain. A long wheelbase model soon followed with a 12ft 0in (lwb) wheelbase and with 40ins bogie centres as standard (which became optional on the short wheelbase model) and rated at 2 tons and a forward control version of the short wheelbase model was also introduced, but never achieved the popularity of the normal control models.< Less
Picturing Milwaukee: Washington Park 2015 By Arijit Sen
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The Buildings-Landscapes-Cultures collaborative project at UW Milwaukee and Madison introduces an interdisciplinary research track concentrating on the examination of the physical, cultural, and... More > social aspects of our built environment. The program serves students enrolled in the UW Milwaukee and Madison campuses respectively. It involves faculty members on both campuses with diverse research and teaching interests, including urban and architectural history, cultural landscapes, urban and rural vernacular architecture, public history, and environmental history. The 2015 Buildings-Landscapes-Cultures field school examines a complex urban edge where a bucolic Olmstedian park meets the residential neighborhood of Martin Drive and a 19th Century industrial corridor housing Harley Davidson Motor Company and Miller Brewery intersects a once vibrant Vliet Street.< Less
Last of a Breed By Charles Abbott
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The diaries are a lovely record and reflection of rural East Northants in the late 1920’s and early 1930’s. Diz records countryside activities and pursuits just as the old, pre-industrial... More > rhythms, rituals, traditions and values were coming to an end. The mechanisation of agriculture and the motor car were already having an impact, as Diz records, and events over the next 30 years would soon change the countryside almost beyond recognition. The diaries give an insight into Diz’s deep love for the beauties and wonders of nature in the East Northants countryside and his wide ranging curiosity into, and knowledge of, natural history. They also detail his passion for hunting and fishing, snippets of local history as well as matters of his personal life.< Less
Last of a Breed By Charles Abbott
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The diaries are a lovely record and reflection of rural East Northants in the late 1920’s and early 1930’s. Diz records countryside activities and pursuits just as the old, pre-industrial... More > rhythms, rituals, traditions and values were coming to an end. The mechanisation of agriculture and the motor car were already having an impact, as Diz records, and events over the next 30 years would soon change the countryside almost beyond recognition. The diaries give an insight into Diz’s deep love for the beauties and wonders of nature in the East Northants countryside and his wide ranging curiosity into, and knowledge of, natural history. They also detail his passion for hunting and fishing, snippets of local history as well as matters of his personal life.< Less
Memoir of a Black Canadian Activist By Lyle Talbot, Carol Talbot
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This memoir, as a racial history, details the life experience Lyle Emerson Talbot, a black man born near Dresden, Ontario. His story opens with a report of a racist incident involving his father that... More > demonstrated how racism impacted Talbot even before he was born. Racial issues dotted his life until his retirement from the work world, but Talbot did not let these experiences defeat him. He was a pioneer in activist organizations at both the local and national level including participating in the first sit-ins in North America. On the personal level he took on such giants as the Ford Motor Company, the real estate industry in Windsor, Ontario and even the federal government. Interspersed with these elements are lively anecdotes that provide enlightening reading on the life and times of a black male growing up and working during a major segment of twentieth century southwestern Ontario. The reader can share Talbot's joys, frustrations and sorrows and even laugh at some of the humourous events described.< Less
The Car Show By Nicolae Sfetcu
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An automobile, usually called a car (an old word for carriage) or a truck, is a wheeled vehicle that carries its own engine. Older terms include horseless carriage and motor car, with... More > "motor" referring to what is now usually called the engine. It has seats for the driver and, almost without exception, for at least one passenger. The automobile was hailed as an environmental improvement over horses when it was first introduced. Before its introduction, in New York City, over 10,000 tons of manure had to be removed from the streets daily. However, in 2006 the automobile is one of the primary sources of worldwide air pollution and cause of substantial noise and health effects. In this e-book we will detail the most interesting and important characteristics of the automobiles, car maintenance, styling features, car body style, the standard classification of the cars, an history of the automobiles, introduction in the automotive industry, and the traffic code, rules and signs.< Less