Digest of United States Automobile Patents from 1789 to July 1, 1899, Including All Patents Officially Classed As Traction-Engines For The Same Period ..
by Allen, James T. (compiler)
Washington, D.C.: H. B. Russell & Company, 1900. Hardcover. G-- (Front board has separated and is present; binding otherwise has substantial wear esp. to corners; pages are nice and clean; a possible candidate for rebinding.). Leather boards, with black and red title blocks and gilt letters on spine, 713 pp., many line drawings. A compilation volume of early American patents having to do with the production of automobiles. "A Complete Exposition of the Patented Art of Horseless Carriages," says the title page, "Together with lists of patents in the classes of portable-engines, traction-wheels, electric locomotives, and electric railway battery systems." Much to see and digest here, in this digest. Please note that this is an original printed copy of this book, and not an ebook, paperback reprint, or print-on-demand title. As such, it is rare.
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