Machinery's handbook

Hello everyone,
What is the other nations (Germans, French, Italians,........) version
of the "Machinery's handbook".
Thanks
AK
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Ahmad Kassaee
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I can't give you a definite answer, but I know it is in written form as well as available as a HUGE PDF file. In theory, you could use a translation program on a modified PODF and translate much of it.
Regards, Joe Agro, Jr.
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Joe AutoDrill
Thanks Joe, What I meant was, not the translation of the book in different languages, but the other nations very own "Machinery's Handbook".
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Ahmad Kassaee
The Machinery's Handbook I've got (which is old) has both Metric and "American" information. I'd think the rest of the world would conform to one of those two "standards." Anything outside of that realm might be found in similar books but would probably contain translation tabgles to Metric in most cases.
They might exist... But to find them, you would probably have to make contact with someone in that particular area and ask.
Regards, Joe Agro, Jr.
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Joe AutoDrill
In the UK there was a similar book called "Newnes" and my dad had both. I always preferred "Machinery's Handbook" myself. I don't know if "Newnes" is still in print.
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David Billington
The prototype for all of these compilations was the _American Machinist's Handbook_, which was popular around the world until _Machinery's Handbook_ surpassed it in comprehensiveness, maybe around WWII. There were several similar books published in other countries after 1910 or so.
We had someone here from Italy a year or two ago who was complaining that there was no comprehensive handbook for machinists published in Italian. This is a little surprising, because Italy's metalworking trades have a strong engineering underpinning and their universities publish (or did) white papers on metalworking technology all the time.
I was given the assignment in 1980 to update the _AM Handbook_, which hadn't been updated at that point since 1955. They wanted market share back from _Machinery's Handbook_. After a year of analyzing what would be required, I told them not to bother. The work involved in making a *credible* update that was as good or better than _MH_ would never pay off.
Ed Huntress
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Ed Huntress
Machinery Publishing had an office over here as well, I have an issue 12 with the original invoice to the buyer for about 5s 6d, less than half a dollar these days.
I have 11, 12 and 13 of the Machinery's Handbook, plus others like Lionel Marks (early) and Baumeister & Marks Mechanical Engineers Handbooks, but the English publishers like Newnes and Caxton didn't go into such detail in one book, preferring to publish a series of smaller books instead, each specialising in a particular subject.
Peter
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Peter A Forbes
Given the complexity of some of the information in _Machinery's Handbook_, and the *strange* translations that I have seen from translation programs, I would not trust any translation which came from those programs for anything technical.
Enjoy, DoN.
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DoN. Nichols
I have several small volumes of Machinery's Mechanical Library, published by Machinery's Industrial Press in 1915. I like to read them at lunch.
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ATP
Peter A Forbes wrote in message
Hmm.I`ve got two Newnes Engineers Reference books both thicker than Machinery and I think they have more info applicable to Britain than Machinery for the same years.I use them and old Machinery Handbooks more than I use the newer ones. regards,Mark.
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Mark McGrath

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