Boston: Sturtevant Engineering Co. 1901. Third edition. Trade Cloth over Boards. Octavo, pp. 169, richly illustrated with drawings & tables. Discusses theory and mechanisms for heating & ventilation of public & commercial buildings. First section explains heating and ventilating, with much technical detail, charts & statistical tables (moisture per cubic foot of air, water vapor at different temperatures, thermal units, etc.), and gives an overview of the Sturtevant System. Next section describes the various kinds of heating & ventilation apparatus manufactured by Sturtevant, including fans & fan wheels, disc and propeller wheels, cone fans, steel plate pulley exhausters, blowers, steam fans, engines, base heaters, and more, all well illustrated with detailed technical drawings. Third section, Applications of the Sturtevant System, is quite interesting, with 1- to 2-page descriptions (illustrated with drawings) of several large factories, hospitals, & other large buildings that were currently using the Sturtevant system. Very Good. Item #1858
A beautifully illustrated period piece, from the infancy of heating and ventilation.