Washington, D.C. 1939. ,238pp. Folio. Original dark green printed covers. Light wear to covers. Internally clean. Very good. Item #442
A rare typed and extensively illustrated manual for automobile mechanics belonging to the Civilian Conservation Corps. This work, according to the title page, was revised and corrected from an edition originally published in 1937, although that is unrecorded. The manual was prepared by O. Wiederhold, the Automotive Engineer of the Division of Engineering, in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service, and illustrated by E.M. Callahan, E.G. McCabe, and C.L. Taylor. Chapters include “Making a Living in the Automotive Industry,” “Engines and Drive Units,” “Mechanics,” “Radiator Work and Metals,” “Engine Fuels and Carburetors,” “Brakes,” “Lubrication,” “Electricity,” and “Engine Tune-up & Salesmanship.” The work is illustrated throughout with technical figures such as a cross section of a water pump, the fuel system on a Caterpillar diesel engine, and how to bleed air from the brake lines.
OCLC lists three copies of this 1939 edition, at the Broward County Library in Florida, the National Agriculture Library, and University of Texas at Arlington. There are no copies listed of the 1937 edition from which this was purportedly revised.