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BOOK: Robert and James Stirling. A biography
The Fuel Economiser and Stirling Cycle Engine. A History


Author:
Robert Sier.

Paperpack 268 pages. Book size 246 by 189.
ISBN 978095641735
Date published 2019

Published in the UK by L.A Mair


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Contents :

PART ONE : Biographical Notes
1   THE STIRLING-MACGREGORS OF DUNBLANE

  • Stirling family tree
  • The Stirlings of Perthshire
  • Clan Gregor or Stirling
  • Robert Stirling, tenant farmer at Gateside of Glassingall
  • William Stirling merchant of Dunblane
  • Michael Stirling. tenant farmer at Gateside of Glassingall
  • Threshing Machines
  • Patrick Stirling, tenant farmer at Cloag, MethviN
2   ROBERT STIRLING (1790-1878)
  • Robert Stirling, early life
  • Robert Stirling, Minister of the second charge, Kilmarnock
  • The Duke of Portland
  • Thomas Morton
  • Robert Stirling, Marriage and children
  • Robert Stirling, Minister of Galston
  • The Disruption
  • Galston Parish
  • In Memoriam
Robert Stirling‘s descendants
  • Patrick Stirling
  • Jane Stirling
  • William Stirling
  • Robert Stirling
  • Rev. David Stirling
  • James Stirling
  • Agnes Stirling
  • Robert Stirling‘s presentation to the Parishes of Kilmarnock and Galston
  • Sermon Preached by Robert Stirling in 1833
  • Case of Dr. Grant, Mr. Robertson and other
  • 2nd Statistical Account of Scotland˜Parish of Galston
  • Transcript Robert Stirling‘s will

3   JAMES STIRLING. (1800-1876)
  • James Stirling, early life
  • Claud Girdwood & Co
  • James Smith & the Deanstone works
  • The Dundee Foundry
  • The Institute of Civil Engineers
  • James Leslie
  • Dundee
  • Professor Lewis Gordon
  • Consulting Civil Engineer, Edinburgh
  • The Institute of Mechanical Engineers
  • The Highland and Agricultural Society
  • The International Exhibition of 1862
  • Other inventions & observations
  • Susan Hunter
  • Transcript˜James Stirling‘s will


PART TWO : The Regenerative Air Engine.
  • Time line
  • Early Air Engines
The Fuel Economiser
  • Robert Stirling‘s Patent for saving fuel 1816
  • Ericsson‘s caloric engine, 1833
  • Siemens‘s Regenerative Condenser
  • iemens‘s Regenerative Furnace
  • Exhaust or Flue Gas Economisers
  • The Recuperator or Air Pre-heater
The Air Engine
  • Robert Stirling‘s Patent Air Engine
  • Transcript˜Robert Stirling‘s Scottish patent of 1816
  • Transcript˜Robert Stirling‘s English patent of 1816, No.4081
  • The Stirling Engine 1816 ˜ 1824
  • John and Robert Hart
  • A Quarry Pumping engine
  • Aërial Navigation
  • Robert Stirling‘s demonstration models
  • Robert & James Stirling's improvements in Air Engines 1827
  • James Stirling‘s Glasgow experimental engine
  • Caloric Ships
  • The Highland Lad
  • Transcript˜Robert & James Stirling‘s English patent of 1827
  • Robert & James Stirling‘s improvements in Air Engines 1840
  • The effects of dead space
  • Transcript˜James & Robert Stirling‘s English patent of 1840
  • Transcript˜Robert & James Stirling‘s Scottish patent of 1840
  • The Dundee Foundry Air Engines
  • The first Dundee engine
  • The third Dundee engine
  • Metallurgical Problems
  • James Stirling. Description of Stirling‘s Improved Air Engine
  • Patrick Stirling. Notes on Stirling‘s Air Engine
  • William Rankine‘s analysis of the Dundee Engine
  • On the Motive Power of Heat
  • Sadi Carnot
  • Thermodynamics at Glasgow University
  • Lewis Gordon, William & James Thomson
  • A Reversible Cycle
  • Alexander Kirk˜mechanical production of cold
  • Superseding Steam
  • Legacy
  • Plates