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Old 01-09-2005, 03:31:33 PM
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i know where i can get this book. Farm Gas Engines And Tractors, by, fred jones m.s., second edition, 1938. has 486 pages, and is hardback,and is in near new condition. the guy doesn't know what he wants for it. what is it worth? i may have to make him an offer to make him price it to me. thanks! this is a nice book.
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I have the same book in the same condition as the one you're looking at. I think I gave under $30 for it not that long ago. There seems to be quite a few copies around yet.

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Last Fri I bought one at a 2nd hand store for $10. It's the fourth addition, & has 518 pages. It's a great book, with lots of theory about lots of stuff. Charlie
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Hello from Wisconsin!!! I paid $40.00 for my 2nd edition of that book. It is worth it. Any book in that series is worth the money. Pay the man, you'l enjoy it very much!!!!!
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Wisconsin again, forgot to ask how many editions were there?????
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I paid $4.00 for a used one in early 1950. It was a text bool for a farm motors class that I took while at Purdue. We learned about hit and miss engines, make and break, ran a prony brake on a Co-op E 3 tractor ( you should have seen the water splash and the steam roll off the wheel) and a small prony brake on an electric motor among other things. I still have the book. It is the 2nd edition.
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ran a prony brake on a Co-op E 3 tractor ( you should have seen the water splash and the steam roll off the wheel) and a small prony brake on an electric motor
Now I am curious, what is a prony brake? Never heard of it before. Is it some kind of load test like a Baker Fan?
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Prony Brake: http://www.smokstak.com/forum/showth...ht=prony+brake
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