Gas, Gasoline and Oil Vapor Engines For Stationary, Marine and Vehical Motive Power. This treatise presents a descriptive of engines theory and power which illustrates their design, construction and operation. This work is designed for the general information of everyone interested in this new and popular prime-mover, and its adaptation to the increasing demand for cheap, safe, and easily managed motive power. It contains chapters on Horseless Vehicles, electric-lighting, and Marine Propulsion. It provides the construction and details of nearly every american Gas and Oil Engine. Originally published in 1897. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.