Online Catalogue last updated 25th of June 2012
This book is exhaustively researched with hundreds of photographs, technical drawings and illustrations, covers hundreds of little known manufacturers and obscure machines including steam tanks, cars, trucks, rollers, walkers, ditchers and more traction engines.
The American Steam Traction Engine, Volume 2 takes up where volume 1 left off. Its primary purpose is to document the variations of the steam traction engine, namely rollers, ditchers, crawlers, tanks, cars, trucks, walkers, even a few locomotives derive from traction engines. The books also furthers Maurice Kelly's research on American steam traction engines proper, including a lengthy chapter covering the development of steam traction engines in California.
This book continues in Mr. Kelly's style of relentless research, which has added so much to the field of early American steam traction equipment. Even without Volume 1, Volume 2 by itself is a fascinating foray into early American steam traction equipment, and those who manufactured such equipment. For those that are interested in the development of early steam machinery, this book will be a trove of information that will not disappoint.
Code No. 015425, 250 pages, ISBN 0964722135, $45.00