Item #21635 The Mechanic's Text-Book and Engineer's Pocket Guide; containing a concise treatise on the nature and application of mechanical forces; action of gravity; the elements of machinery; rules and tables for calculating the working effects of machinery; of the strength, resistance, and pressure of materials; with tables of the weight and cohesive strength of iron and other metals; to which is added, valuable hits to the young mechanic on the choice of a profession; misdirection of industry; intellectual cultivation, and the studies and morals of the mechanic, etc. etc. Building Trades, Thomas Kelt, John Frost.

The Mechanic's Text-Book and Engineer's Pocket Guide; containing a concise treatise on the nature and application of mechanical forces; action of gravity; the elements of machinery; rules and tables for calculating the working effects of machinery; of the strength, resistance, and pressure of materials; with tables of the weight and cohesive strength of iron and other metals; to which is added, valuable hits to the young mechanic on the choice of a profession; misdirection of industry; intellectual cultivation, and the studies and morals of the mechanic, etc. etc.

Boston, MA: Philips, Sampson and Company, 1849. First edition. Embossed Cloth over Boards. Octavo, pp. 403 plus 5-page publisher's catalog bound in, illustrated with b/w line drawings. Ex-library markings. Very Good. Item #21635

A practical reference guide for the engineer, with chapters on practical geometry, mensuration, and instrumental arithmetic; tables of practical data around the strength of various building materials; mechanics; continuous circular motion; practical properties of water; steam power; friction, boilers and the steam engine; and much more. The second portion of the book describes the honor and responsibilities of the mechanic, and includes chapters such as prejudices against the mechanical trade, means and rewards of intellectual cultivation accessible to the mechanic, the morals of the mechanic, the studies of the mechanic, and much more. Very scarce; this is the first time we've been able to offer this book.

Price: $75.00

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