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Mechanical Movements

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

1800 Mechanical Movements,
Devices and Appliances

By Gardner D. Hiscox

A fascinating compendium of early-twentieth-century mechanical devices, this wide-ranging work covers a variety of applications. More than 1,800 engravings - ranging from simple diagrams to detailed cross-sections - illustrate the workings of each item, from simple hooks and levers to complex machinery used in steam, motive, hydraulic, air, and electric power, navigation, gearing, clocks, mining, construction, and more. Reprint of 1921, 16th edition.
410 Pages, B&W Paperback, 5.5" x 8.5", © 2007
Order Number: VAP405........$17.95

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