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1800 Mechanical Movements, Devices and Appliances (Dover Science Books)

1800 Mechanical Movements, Devices and Appliances (Dover Science Books)

1800 Mechanical Movements, Devices and Appliances (Dover Science Books)
By Gardner D. Hiscox

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Book Description

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.
Compiled as a ready reference for inventors, students of mechanics, artisans, and other workers, this volume features only minimal text. Its true value lies in its wealth of illustrated information, offering the quickest and most satisfactory method of conveying the exact conditions of mechanical action and construction.

Book Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #85291 in Books
  • Published on: 2007-02-27
  • Released on: 2007-02-27
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 8.50" h x 5.50" w x 1.00" l, .91 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 416 pages

Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
4A favorite resource for inventors.
By Amazon Customer
Excellent book for the budding inventor and those interested in antiquated mechanisms that might prove very handy in/for modern applications.
This book is great for idea generation but due to the large number of machines covered little detail is given about any particular item. This book will be a tremendous benefit to those who are looking for brief explanations, illustrations and names for concepts/devices to springboard further research/fabrication.

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
3Extremely basic with no information
By Daryl
1,800 pictures with extremely short partial descriptions. It's basically a book filled with nothing. A websters dictionary has more information. I guess you can't expect much from a $10 book though.

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
5I love this book and all of the drawings, as a mechanical engineer, this is a must have!
By Mike Collins
Being a mechanical engineer, this little handbook is awesome for a bathroom companion!

I always used to break open everything in order to figure out how it worked at the fundamental level, and then my parents bought me K'Nex and Legos so I wouldn't break as many devices around the house lol.

When I got into college, I realized that 'mechanical engineering' is basically a grown up version of playing with K'nex and I couldn't have been happier with my choice!

Now this book entertains me for hours!

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