The Norman W. Henley Publishing Company, 1926. Item #1607
BLACKALL, Robert H. UP-TO-DATE AIR BRAKE CATECHISM. Illustrated. NY: The Norman W. Henley Publishing Company, 1926. Small 8vo., brown cloth, front cover & spine titles stamped in gilt; 706 pages plus 39 pages of rear advertisements. Thirteenth Edition, Revised, Enlarged & Rearranged by F.H. Parker. The most practical and complete work published, treating on the various old and new brake equipment, particularly those relating to various locomotives and passenger trains but also regarding trucks, buses, and automobiles. Also contains 2,250 questions with their answers that can be studied to pass exams for railroad engineers and firemen. Signed presentation from Blackall on the front pastedown: "To Mr. H. Ronalds, With compliments of the author, Robert H. Blackall." A fairly common book in this field but scarce to find a signed copy. Laid in are two snapshots of a mechanic working in a garage or factory, presumably of Mr. Ronalds. Good condition (obviously used with some smudging to covers & text, few snag to front cover; gilt still bright). $85.00.