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  • Paperback: 124 pages
  • Publisher: www.bnpublishing.com (14 July 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9650060219
  • ISBN-13: 978-9650060213
  • Product Dimensions: 18.9 x 0.7 x 24.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 416,500 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Simon M Bush on 26 Mar. 2009
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I bought this for reference for building mechanical toys to get some ideas for mechanical movement! It is an excellent book of engineering inventiveness! Incredibly it was first published in 1868 !! As stated, the left hand pages are diagrams with explanations on the right side.
It almost becomes like a game trying to figure out what the movement of the differnt diagrams achieve then checking the right side to see if you're right! At a little over a fiver its a snip at the price and worth having!
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By J. Utteridge on 29 Aug. 2009
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If you are a tinkerer, hobbyist, engineer, eco-warrior, steampunk, or Fred Dibnah then this book is a fantastic reference of some basic and not-so-basic mechanical contrivances from the industrial revolution, compiled and annotated seemingly by Raffles & Bunny from the pages of Viz. I enjoyed little digs next to some illustrations such as "French version" or "Improvement of Foreign design".

Very useful if you're making any sort of machinery and suffer from "Engineers block". Eco-warriors or those living the Good Life will find an invaluable collection of water wheels, fruit presses, mills, pumps, etc.

Also 1800 Mechanical Movements, Devices and Appliances (Dover Science Books) is a slightly later, much-expanded version which contains a lot more, including furnaces & steam engines and even gasoline engines and electricity generators.

For the real anoraks out there, you can even spot some early mentions of engineering icons such as the original Mr Otis's patented safety elevator mechanism.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Windom Earle on 2 Aug. 2011
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This book was first published in 1868 and is now out of copyright (hence this budget reprint). The mechanisms depicted are fascinating and still a useful source of inspiration for anyone designing mechanical movements.
The book is freely available as a PDF from the California Digital Library collection, so I'd recommend downloading that first to see whether you'd value a paper copy.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Scott 82 on 15 Sept. 2013
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All the information anyone could need and abit more. Very handy and informative. Would recommend to students and experienced engineers alike.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Neo on 2 Jan. 2011
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Great book about mechanisms. One sugestion about mechanisms pictures - they are a bit old - like from 100 old book.
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13 of 17 people found the following review helpful By A. Dixon on 3 Jan. 2010
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Poorly drawn diagrams of mechanisms from by-gone days. The cover design gives more of an impression of an up to date reference book, sadly this is not the case. I returned my copy for a refund. This is definitely a candidate for the "look inside" feature that would ensure people know what they are getting.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Dr. M. Ruffo on 19 Dec. 2010
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I thought of buying a new book on the topic and discovered that this is the usual 1921 collection of mechanical mechanism. It's nice to look at them but I was hoping in something more modern. Description are ok for basic mechanisms,a bit light on more complex machines.
However, can help in generating ideas for new inventions.
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By Amazon Customer on 6 April 2013
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This book give good diagrams and explanation of different types of mechanical movements such as cams, levers, gears. However, I was under the impression prior to purchase, from the internet book search, that it gave instruction of how to create different types of mechanical movement - it does not.
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