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Mechanical Movements, Powers, Devices and Appliances, Used in Constructive and Operative Machinery and the Mechanical Arts (Classic Reprint)
by:Gardner Dexter Hiscox
The need for an illustrated and condensed work of reference for the inventor, the mechanical student, the artisan, and the workingman. with the ambition of an inquiring mind, has become not only apparent to teachers of mechanics, but a real want among all who are interested in mechanical thought and work. It is an interest the growth of which has been...
The need for an illustrated and condensed work of reference for the inventor, the mechanical student, the artisan, and the workingman. with the ambition of an inquiring mind, has become not only apparent to teachers of mechanics, but a real want among all who are interested in mechanical thought and work. It is an interest the growth of which has been greatly encouraged by the rapid development of the inventive and mechanical arts during the past half century. The increasing inquiries from inventors and mechanics in regard to the principles and facts in constructive and operative mechanics have induced the author to gather such illustrations as have been found available on the subject of mechanical motions, devices, and appliances, and to place them in a form for ready reference with only sufficient text to explain the general principles of construction and operation, and as a partial exhibit of the mechanical forms in general use, with a viewto place the largest amount of illustrated information within the limited means of the humblest seeker after mechanical knowledge. The field of illustrated mechanics seems almost unlimited, and with the present effort the author has endeavored partially to fill a void and thus to help the inquirer in ideal and practical mechanics in the true line of research. Mechanical details can best be presented to the mind by diagrams or illustrated forms, and this has been generally acknowledged to be the quickest and most satisfactory method of conveying the exact conditions of mechanical action and construction. Pictures convey to the inquiring mind by instantaneous comparison what detailed description by its successive presentation of ideas.(Typographical errors above are due to OCR software and don't occur in the book.)About the Publisher Forgotten Books is a publisher of historical writings, such as: Philosophy, Classics, Science, Religion, History, Folklore and Myt
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