THIS little book is intended for young pattern-makers, and presents a general survey of the most suitable materials, the special tools, and the fundamental processes of the trade, together with the relations of the pattern-shop with the allied departments, viz., the drawing office, the foundry, and the machine shop. The pattern-maker is principally concerned with the foundry, and throughout the book we find clear and concise descriptions of moulding processes, well-illustrated, together with discussions of the sometimes conflicting requirements of the moulder and pattern-maker, and explanations of the compromises which have to be adopted. In recent years the development of machine tools, both in the foundry and in the pattern-shop, has altered considerably the art of pattern-making and also the stock of hand-tools composing the private equipment of the artisan.
By F. W. Turner D. G. Town. Pp. v + 114. (New York: John Wiley and Sons, Inc.; London: Chapman and Hall, Ltd., 1914.) Price 4s. 6d. net.