1914 Manual on Auto, Truck design, construction, repair

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  • Item Category: Transportation and Vehicles
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  • Sold Date: Nov 29, 2006
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Page, Victor W. Questions and Answers Relating to Modern Automobile Design Construction Drive and Repair: A Complete Self Educator. 1914 New York: The Norman W. Henley Publishing Company. 622 ppg, 34 ppg ads, 2 paper flyer ads for similar books laid in. 2nd impression stated. Green cloth with blind-stamped illustration of automobile and titles dyed white on covers and spine, near fine, with a small bit of soil and just a hint of edge wear. Profusely illustrated with pen and ink diagrams, etchings, fold-out photographic plates depicting automotive systems, etc. The number "4448" has been stamped on upper corner of ffep, but this is not an ex-library book. Binding is firm and straight, as if used very little,

A comprehensive manual for automobiles and trucks from the 1910s with 36 lesson; billed as a "Self-Instructor For Students, Mechanics and Motorists." For the restoration specialist, Page in his acknowledgements lists Packard Motor Car Co., Chalmers, Motor Car Co., Willys Overland Co., Weston-Mott Co, Hupp Motor Co., New Departure Manufacturing Co., Locomobile Co., Pierce Arrow Motor Car Co., National Motor Truck Co., Chase Motor Truck Co. and Thomas B. Jeffrey Co.

Our scan of the tri-fold illustration of a complete power train might be difficult to see, but it is exemplary of the several fold-out illustrations appearing in the book. This is a very nice manual, in extraordinary condition for its age, designed especially for the hobbyist and restoration specialist. We will be glad to answer any further questions bidders have about contents.

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