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OLYMPIOLOGY

A MARINE ENGINE SALESMAN ANSWERS A FEW QUERIES

” sir. The cylinder is N

made of cast iron. This copper thing is the water jacket.

“No, the engine is useless without a boat. Why ? Because it would sink.

“You say that you have had one of our engines in use for 14 years and it is now beginning to clank ? Hum ! You must have had a faulty one. Send it back to us.

“No, madam. This is a marine engine. You will have to write to Messrs. Rwarts for a geyser.

“No, sir, George Stephenson died some years before this was designed.

“No, I don’t even know Heath Robinson.

“It’s round there on the left, sir. “No. That’s a deisel engine. They are made like that.

“I don’t know.

“I don’t know.

“I don’t know.

“Yes, Madam. We have known them to work.

“Oh, yes. You could install our 2i h.p. model in your 100 tonner. You should get a speed of about 3/16ths of a knot. No. There would be no appreciable wash.

“Just round the corner on the left. ” Yes, it is rather like a joy stick.

Only moves backwards and forwards though.

“Yes. I’ve heard it.

“But sir ; if you have a fully reversing position and a fully forward position you must pass through neutral.

“No, sir, we have no local agent on the lower Zambesi, although we have several motors in use there.

“Yes, sir. The record of the Robert E. Lee has been beaten. The St. Louis-New Orleans record is held by an Evenrtide engined runabout.

“Hey, son! You can’t have all those. Here, take 6.”