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Looking for book on history of hit and miss engines-Help Please!


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Question Looking for book on history of hit and miss engines-Help Please!

This is a Christmas present for my father. He has a passion for engines. He is always wanting to know more information about the engines he repair. I am looking for some type of book that would have a history of hit and miss engines. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I figured this would be a very special Christmas present for him. Thank you so much.
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http://www.lindsaybks.com/bks4/ifire/index.html

"Internal Fire" by Lyle Cummins.
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Beautiful Engines by devereuxbooks, great color photos with detailed history on the development of the stationary engine.

Here is their website;

http://www.devereuxbooks.com/index.htm
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Big yellow book by CH Wendel, American gasoline engines since 1872.
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I just bought volumes 1 and 2 of the BYB through a major on line retailer. Price was something like $85 for both, new. However, they had an offer where they would take off $30 if I applied for their credit card. So, I got the card, got the discount, paid for the book with that card, paid off the card that month and discontinued the card.

Based on the fact that these books sell for well over that amount for a single volume, I think that was a pretty good deal.
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See if you can find a copy of "Gas Engines For The Farm" by C.F. Hirschfeld and T.C. Ulbricht, first edition 1913. It starts at basics and delves into details of construction. and quality. A very informative volume.
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