Online Catalogue last updated 25th of June 2012
Outrageous tales from Osborne starting with his first article just as it appeared in July 1900 AMERICAN MACHINIST MAGAZINE.
You discover how Osborne got to Petroleum Centre in western Pennsylvania: oil country. He'll tell you about meeting the owner, the room he stayed in, and the machinery all over the shop floor. Then it's out to repair a 9x12 steam engine pumping oil out on a "lease", details of the work of the joint turner, crack pot inventors, and more.
You have to let Osborne "tell" you about his ride in a buggy sitting on top of twelve cans each filled with 26 pounds of nitroglycerine! They were on their way to shoot a well. Osborne will tell you what they did after the first attempt was a dud.
And the ol' man talks about shrink fits, why the mill engine wouldn't work, and about his being sure he could design a better steam engine than he could buy, and the lessons he learned from the experience.
Great Osborne tales. From the beginning. The very first of a long run of articles. Great reading.
Code No. 009942, 61 pages, ISBN 1559182784, $14.00