The Romance of Modern Mechanism


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In 1910, when this book was published, the advancement of modern mechanism was still moving at a rapid pace. It must have seemed like very day, new inventions were made to make life easier. Most of these are still very much in use today, such as the lawn-mower, automatic milking machines in the dairy industry, fire engines, and escalators. Learn about how these worked in this volume. - Summary by Carolin (11 hr 34 min)

Chapters

Introduction 10:50 Read by Kristine Bekere
Chapter I - Delicate Instruments 48:24 Read by Nichalia Schwartz
Chapter II - Calculating Machines 37:50 Read by Steve C
Chapter III - Workshop Machinery, part 1 24:40 Read by ke126
Chapter III - Workshop Machinery, part 2 32:27 Read by ke126
Chapter IV - Portable Tools 12:57 Read by Steven Seitel
Chapter V - The Pedrail 29:16 Read by enz2103
Chapter VI - Internal Combustion Engines 39:53 Read by Tina Ding
Chapter VII - Motor-Cars 36:37 Read by Steven Seitel
Chapter VIII - The Motor Afloat , part 1 24:01 Read by Tina Ding
Chapter VIII - The Motor Afloat , part 2 29:43 Read by Tina Ding
Chapter IX - The Motor-Cycle 23:18 Read by Steve C
Chapter X - Fire Engines 12:50 Read by Tina Ding
Chapter XI - Fire Alarms and Automatic Fire Extinguishers 25:11 Read by Tina Ding
Chapter XII - The Machinery of a Ship, part 1 37:16 Read by Tina Ding
Chapter XII - The Machinery of a Ship, part 2 36:31 Read by Tina Ding
Chapter XIII - 'The Nurse of the Navy' 5:56 Read by BettyB
Chapter XIV - The Mechanism of Diving 16:49 Read by Jenny TB
Chapter XV - Apparatus for Raising Sunken Ships and Treasure 7:59 Read by Kristine Bekere
Chapter XVI - The Handling of Grain 10:37 Read by Robin Lamb
Chapter XVII - Mechanical Transporters and Conveyors 34:13 Read by Tina Ding
Chapter XVIII - Automatic Weighers 5:29 Read by TriciaG
Chapter XIX - Transporter Bridges 11:34 Read by BettyB
Chapter XX - Boat and Ship Raising Lifts 23:34 Read by TriciaG
Chapter XXI - A Self-Moving Staircase 11:33 Read by BettyB
Chapter XXII - Pneumatic Mail Tubes 24:19 Read by Robin Lamb
Chapter XXIII - An Electric Postal System 6:27 Read by Availle
Chapter XXIV - Agricultural Machinery 23:46 Read by Andy Glover
Chapter XXV - Dairy Machinery 8:43 Read by Andy Glover
Chapter XXVI - Sculpturing Machines 19:00 Read by TriciaG
Chapter XXVII - An Automatic Rifle 22:26 Read by Andy Glover