This vintage book contains a complete guide to bearings and bearing materials, being a treatise dealing with various types of plain bearings, the compositions and properties of bearing metals, methods of insuring proper lubrication, and important factors governing the design of plain bearings. This timeless volume is recommended for anyone with a practical interest in the use of bearings, and would make for a worthy addition to collections of metalworking literature. Contents include: "Metal Work", "Preface", "Types of Plain Bearings", "Bearing Metals", "Methods of Lubricating Bearings", and "Design of Plain Bearings". Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on metal work.