The Hydraulic Railway; Being a Carefully Digested, but Plain Statement of the Advantages to be Received, in Establishing Hydraulic Propulsion, on Railways.

By: Shuttleworth, J.G. John George.

Price: $650.00

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London: J. Weale; Manchester: J. & J. Thomson, Simms and Dinham, 1842. First edition. Original lavender printed wrappers, 106 pages, two folding engraved plates inserted. Contemporary marginal notes in pencil. Little is known about Shuttleworth, a "soap boiler" from Sheffield. He received two patents, for "A new mode of obtaining rotary motion from the rectilinear motion of the piston-rod of a steam or other the like engine (1839), and "Certain improvements in railway and other propulsion" (1840). Scarce in the trade, but held by a number of academic libraries. Bookplate of railroad collector Henry C. Jones on the verso of the title, a Fine copy.

Title: The Hydraulic Railway; Being a Carefully Digested, but Plain Statement of the Advantages to be Received, in Establishing Hydraulic Propulsion, on Railways.

Author Name: Shuttleworth, J.G. John George.

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