The Hydraulic Age: Public Power Supplies Before Electricity (B. (Brinley) Pugh) soon to be presented for sale on the fantastic BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: London: Mechanical Engineering Publications, 1980, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Diagrams; Maps; Tables; Cutaways; Appendix;
From the cover: The public hydraulic power companies set out to meet the demand for power at a time when many of our leading engineers held the view that the electrical transmission of power had no future, and electric lighting was in its infancy. They pioneered the trail later to be followed by the electricity boards. The first hydraulic power installation, at Hull, commenced operations in 1876. The largest, and last to survive, the London Hydraulic Power Company, went into liquidation as recently as 1976, i. e.,…
Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. Edges of the dust wrapper somewhat frayed, nicked at the head of the upper panel with a larger, untidy and tape-repaired, tear to the top corner of the lower. Text complete, clean and tight.
Grey boards with Green titling to the Spine. 176 pages. Index. 8½” x 6″.
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I tempt you with something from my Engineering catalogue?