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
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.