Travelling Palaces: Luxury in Passenger Steamships (Classic Reprint)

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As I have in a previous volume endeavoured to Sketch the development of the steamship commercially from the earliest mechanically propelled vehicles to the great Cunarders and White Star boats, it occurred to me that an account of the development of the passenger accom modation of the steamship, from the early days of steam navigation to the present time, might be of even greater interest to the general public. For the assistance I have had from friends and strangers alike I must express my most sincere thanks considerations of space prevent me mentioning all who have volunteered valuable suggestions. In order that the details may be accurate I have appealed to leading firms in their respective branches of trade for information to all of whom I am indebted for much valuable assistance. The material offered by the steam ship companies would not have been too much for half a dozen Volumes. I must specially thank Mr. A. J. Dudgeon, m.i.n.a etc., for once more placing his scrap books at my service, and Mr. James A. Smith, for again revising some of the proofs where technical considerations have arisen. My thanks are also due to Syren and Shipping and the Financial Times for the loan of certain of the blocks nor in regard to America must I omit acknowledgment of the help given by my old friend, Mr. H. W. Palmer of Jersey City. Acknowledg ment also is due to Messrs. J. Stone Co., Ltd for information regarding watertight doors, the Clayton Fire Extinguishing Co., Ltd., concerning the means of extin guishing fires at sea and Messrs. J. E. Hall, Ltd and the Haslam Engineering Co., Ltd for particulars of refrigerating apparatus. R. A. Fletcher.

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Publisher - Forgotten Books

Language - English

Author(s) - R. A. Fletcher

Hardback

Published Date - August 28 2019

ISBN - 9780364242827

Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.6 cm

Page Count - 434

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