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Early engineering reminiscences, 1815-40.

Author: George Escol Sellers; Eugene S Ferguson
Publisher: Washington, Smithsonian Institution, 1965.
Series: Bulletin (United States National Museum), 238.
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Genre/Form: History
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Sellers, George Escol.
Early engineering reminiscences (1815-40) of George Escol Sellers.
Washington : Smithsonian Institution, 1965
(OCoLC)600516190
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Escol Sellers; Eugene S Ferguson
OCLC Number: 522166
Description: xix, 202 pages : illustrations, maps (some folded on lining papers) ; 29 cm.
Contents: George Escol Sellers --
pt. I. Early Philadelphia mechanics: Fire engines and leather hose ; Jacob Perkins in Philadelphia ; Old Blind Hawkins ; An adventure in learning ; John White's press-screw manufactory ; The Philadelphia of Oliver Evans ; Sellers and Pennock Fire Engine Works ; Isaiah Lukens and Joseph Saxton ; The United States Mints ; Redheffer's perpetual motion machine --
pt. II. On papermaking in the United States and England: Nathan Sellers and wire working ; A visit to the mills of Brandywine ; Papermaking by hand and machine ; A visit to England: I. Maudslay and Brunel ; A visit to England: II. Donkin's Bermondsey Works ; A visit to England: III. Ibotson's pulp dresser ; A visit to England: Perkins's Adelaide Gallery ; An American counterfeiter --
pt. III. Internal improvements: Stage line to Washington ; Philadelphia and Columbia Railroad ; The Portage Railroad ; Cardington Locomotive Works ; John Brandt, master mechanic ; The Sellers locomotive ; Phineas Davis and the Arabian ; Seth Boyden's locomotives ; George Escol Sellers takes leave of his friends --
Appendix: Sources of Sellers' text ; American Machinist articles.
Series Title: Bulletin (United States National Museum), 238.

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