THE OPERATIVE MECHANIC, AND BRITISH MACHINIST; BEING A PRACTICAL DISPLAY OF THE MANUFACTORIES AND MECHANICAL ARTS OF THE UNITED KINGDOM. John Nicholson.
THE OPERATIVE MECHANIC, AND BRITISH MACHINIST; BEING A PRACTICAL DISPLAY OF THE MANUFACTORIES AND MECHANICAL ARTS OF THE UNITED KINGDOM

THE OPERATIVE MECHANIC, AND BRITISH MACHINIST; BEING A PRACTICAL DISPLAY OF THE MANUFACTORIES AND MECHANICAL ARTS OF THE UNITED KINGDOM

London: Printed for Knight and Lacey, 1825. First edition. Thick 8vo., [viii publisher's adverts], xiv, 795 [1] pp., folding frontispieces, [95] numerous plates (some folding, including diagrams). Contemporary binding of marbled paper over boards, backed in thick green paper with a printed spine label; boards and corner rubbed and chipped, label rubbed, occasional scattered foxing, fore and bottom edge untrimmed. Very good. Item #27630

Presents the state of technology just prior to the invention of photography. One of the best sources of information on sawmills, wind and water wheels, pumping, grinding, pressing and printing machinery, including printing presses, fire engines, clocks, watches, varnishing, engraving, stereotyping, etc.

Price: $500.00

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