Publisher: Theo. Audel & Co. New York N. Y.
This is a nice, clean set of Audels Plumbers & Steam Fitters Guides, Volumes 1-4, Volume 4 is a 1948 printing, Volume 1 & 3 is a 1949 printing, and Volume 2 is a 1950 printing, all are(Copyright in 1925 & 1938, most have later copyright dates also, no later than 1950). They are all in good to very good condition with a leather like cloth covers in black, with gold lettering. The outside semi-hard covers are in good+ to very good shape, Volume 3 has a slight spine issue where the spine is glued to the binding inside has caused the spine to buckle or show a slight bump down the center of the spine. Both the spine and the binding are just fine, very good in fact except for the noted bump, otherwise very clean, and minimal wear. All have good bindings and hinges, clean pages, no scribbling noted, minimal corner wear or minor bumped corners. The page edges are a light or slightly faded red on this set, with minimal wear, a few minor stains each seems to have about the same shade of red. Overall a nice looking, and complete 4 volume set!
Size of each book: 5.0" x 6.7".
About 1900 pages total, with thousands of diagrams, pictures and text instructions on about every known subject on plumbing work in this period, including: Mathematics, physics, measuring devices, materials, sheet metal, tools, lead work soldering, joint wiping, bending beating, sanitation water supply, drainage, sewage disposal, Soil pip and joints, fittings, valves faucets and cocks, fixtures, boiler fittings, marine pipe fitting, flexible water tubing, heating & ventilation, steam heating boilers, refrigeration, air conditioning, oil burners, gas burners, meters etc., gas appliances, drawings, how to read drawings, geometry, pattern cutting, boiler plate work, blacksmithing, brazing, gas engines, oil engines, electric motors, are many of the subjects covered in this set. About the best instruction manuals available at the time they were printed. A top quality used, vintage, complete set!