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Mechanical Appliances, Mechanical
Movements & Novelties of Construction

By Gardner D. Hiscox

The companion volume to Dover's 1800 Mechanical Movements, Devices and Appliances, this engrossing visual narrative profiles the specific and unique properties of hundreds of devices, many still in use today. Nearly 1,000 detailed illustrations — including steam-powered appliances, spring-powered devices, hydraulic equipment, and other machinery — are accompanied by informative explanations.


400 pages, Paperback, B&W, 6" x 9", 2008
Order Number:VAP360...........$16.95
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