The Mechanic's Companion by Peter Nicholson 1850

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The Mechanic's Companion by Peter Nicholson 1850


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ISBN: ‎ 9780983150008

The Mechanic's Companion, by Peter Nicholson, describes in detail the skilled building trades of the 19th Century: Carpentry; Joinery; Bricklaying; Masonry; Slating; Plastering; Painting; Smithing & Turning. This, the 1850 edition, was the first to include a final chapter on the Steam Engine.

In print for more than half a century, The Mechanic's Companion was a primary reference for the amateur, the student and the practical mechanic. Published first in 1812 as Mechanical Exercises, then in 1831 as The Mechanic's Companion, this reprint of the 1850 edition is a true facsimile of the original book from our personal library.

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