Over five hundred simple mechanical movements from America's first
one hundred years of the Industrial Revolution. For those who share
an interest in mechanical things, this book is addictive. Through
the use of simplified, concise drawings, here are 507 of the small
components which make up complex machinery in areas as diverse as
C.R. Otis's safety stop for the elevator, Pickering's governor for
a steam engine, Arnold's escapement for watches,... more...