Machine Construction and Drawing


    IN the study of machine construction and drawing the assistance to be derived from books can never be more than of secondary importance. The acquirement of a thorough knowledge of the subject depends principally upon the opportunities which a student may have of coming into daily contact in the workshop with varied examples of good engineering practice, and the use which he makes of these opportunities. Assuming that a youth is fortunately circumstanced, he will be busy at suitable moments compiling a book of miscellaneous notes, containing, amongst other things, many fully-dimensioned sketches taken from machine details lying around him. Along with this work, and very appropriately in the drawing class, he will make working drawings to scale of some of the things sketched in his notebook, and additional examples for sketching and drawing will be provided in the class.

    Machine Construction and Drawing.

    By Frank Castle Pp. viii + 275. (London: Macmillan and Co., Ltd.) Price 4s. 6d.

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    Machine Construction and Drawing . Nature 72, 533 (1905) doi:10.1038/072533b0

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