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The growth of industrial art /arranged and compiled under the supervision of the Hon. Benj. Butterworth, commissioner of patents, and representative of the Department of the Interior on United States Government Board ... reproduced and printed in pursuance of act of Congress March 3, 1886, and acts supplementary thereto.

Collection Type
Butterworth, Benjamin, 1837-1898.
United States. Congress House. (52nd, 2nd session : 1892-1893).
United States. Patent Office.
Washington : G.P.O.
200 p., [2] leaves of plates : ill., ports. ; 51 cm.
Oversize bound volume of 200 plates. The plates illustrate the industrial history (primitive times to 1888) and development of a vast variety of manufactured implements, agricultural tools, dairy, construction, transportation, household goods, machine tools, manufacturing machines and tools, musical instruments and tobacco, to name only a few. Each page gives a short history and records patents granted and manufacturing statistics. Drawings show very fine detail, often displaying tools in use. An alphabetical index is available in the front of the book. Selected subjects include agricultural/Farm tools; meat cutting, beekeeping, telephones, elevators, fire engines, furniture-beds, machine tools, musical instruments, printing equipment, sewing machines and looms, boot and shoe manufacturing, tobacco, windmills, and household product manufacturing.
Contains 200 pages of illustration, with descriptive letterpress, representing primitive methods and modern patents.
Issued also as House Miscellaneous documents, 2nd sess., 52nd Cong.-- 1892-93, v. 30.
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Call Number
Rare Ovr. T15.U6 1888
Descriptive terms
Industrial arts.
Industrial design
United States.