2013 Reprint of 1908 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. This title illustrates the most important mechanical movements in dynamics, hydraulics, hydrostatics, pneumatics, steam engines, mill and other gearing, presses, horology, and miscellaneous machinery ; and including many movements never previously published, and several which had only recently come into use as of 1868, the first date of publication for this classic title. This 1868 compendium of ingenious mechanisms employs simple drawings to explain 507 of the small components that constitute complex machinery. Left-hand pages feature illustrations, and facing pages offer brief descriptions of their use and operation. Ranging from simple to complex, the mechanisms include cranks, pulleys, drills, wheels, and screws.