Online Catalogue last updated 11th of September 2014
The author exhaustively researched very small ignition equipment in the late 1940's, and this book is the result. Just about every known form of ignition design is covered. First published in 1948, and reprinted in 1993.
Early coil systems; The Ruhmkorff coil; Trembler and non-trembler coils; Early magnetos; Bosch high-tension system; Modern improvements; Reliability; Comparisons; Utility performance.
Electro-magnetic induction; Principles of operations; The Condenser; Essential differences between coils and magnetos.
Early ignition coils; Relative merits of trembler and non-trembler coils; Single and multiple coils; H.T. distributors; Contact-breakers; The Attwater-Kent ignition system.
Methods of construction; Outside and inside primary; Ballast resistance; Coils for high speed engines; Speeding-up coil operation; The Delco ultra-high-speed controller.
Principles of dynamo-electric machines; Distinctive features of ignition magnetos; Principles of rotating armature machines; The "H" armature; Wave characteristics; Effect of contact-breaker and condenser.
Low-tension machines; Advantages of high-tension machines; Contact-breakers; Modern tendencies; Magnet steels; Limitation of rotary-armature magnets.
Principles of polar inductor machines; Early types; Increasing number of poles; Sleeve inductor magnetos; Modern aircraft magnetos; Pros & cons of polar inductor machines.
Early types; Albion; Lancaster; Ford; Modern tendencies; "Unit" magnetos; Lucas; B.T.H.; Wico; Distributor-head magnetos; Scintilla "Vertex"; Lucas.
Villiers two-pole, three pole, six pole; Wico WB, FW, and other flywheel magnetos.
Non-rotary magnetos; Impulse Couplings; Automatic advance gear; Ignition governors; Magnetos for vee-twin engines.
Code No. 005027, ISBN 1857610385, $32.00