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on 26 March 2009
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!