Engineering and Technological History1


    THE desirability of preserving making readily accessible accurate and authoritative information regarding the rise and decay of industries, the development of and machines, the evolution of handicrafts, and the lives of the principal actors therein, can scarcely be disputed. With the passage of time mines are abandoned, factories pulled down, machines and tools scrapped, papers are dispersed, and the pioneers often forgotten. Even when manuscripts and drawings are preserved, it is frequently difficult to learn of their whereabouts, and the student is often at a loss to know where to look for original material.

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    Engineering and Technological History1. Nature 120, 206 (1927) doi:10.1038/120206a0

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