Tools and Trades in Art


The Growth of Industrial Art - Benjamin Butterworth (ed.)
Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1892



This book was arranged and compiled under the supervision of the hon. Benjamin Butterworth, Commissioner of Patents and Representative of the Department of the Interior on United States government.

Each page includes multiple illustrations as well as descriptions of tools and machinery from bee-keeping to steam-engines. 

The single page wood-block engravings illustrate the evolution of an implement with a brief description detailing mowers, reapers, cotton presses, cooking stoves, pianos, music boxes, looms, safes, trunks, blast furnaces, woodworking tools and machinery, and more.

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