Friday, August 31, 2012

God Supporting the World (1900)

Paul Caras. The History of the Devil and the Idea of Evil: From the Earliest Times to the Present Day. (Chicago: Open Court Publishing Company, 1900).

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Periodic Spiral of the Elements (1919)

Periodic Spiral of the Elements
Ingo W. D. Hackh. "The Classification of the Chemical Elements." Scientific American Supplement. 87 (March 8, 1919).

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Golden Wheel (1909)

The Golden Wheel
Grand Orient.  A Manual of Cartomancy, Fortune-Telling, and Occult Divination Including the Oracle of Human Destiny, Cagliostro's Mystic Alphabet of the Magi, The Golden Wheel of Fortune, The art of Invoking Spirits in the Crystal, The Various Methods of Divination. (London: William Rider and Son, 1909).

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Cuauhxicalli of Tizoc (1887)

Sacrificial Stone
Randolph L.Geare, “Mexican Antiquities,” The Popular Science Monthly 31 (May 1887): 81.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Windmill (1871)

J.B. Primus. "Windmill." The English Mechanic and World of Science. 13 (June 16, 1871).

Sunday, August 26, 2012

In a Given Circle (1871)

In a given circle to inscribe a regular hexagon or figure of six equal sides Let 0 be the centre fig 83
Edward Wyndham Tarn. Practical Geometry for the Architect, Engineer, Surveyor and Mechanic. (London: Lockwood and Company, 1871).

Saturday, August 25, 2012

On the Law of Storms (1879)

on referring to figure p 139 it will be seen that at all places over which the right hand half of the storm passes the wind veers with the sun or from east to south or from left to right of the observer while at all places under the influence of the left hand semicircle of the storm the wind veers in the contrary direction or against the sun and this will be the case in whatever direction the storm may be travelling and in whichever way it may be rotating so that in the storms of the Indian Ocean or in storms of the southern hemisphere although rotating the contrary way to this a veering of the wind from the right to the left of the observer will equally indicate that he is at the left side of the storm and vice versa although in that hemisphere the expressions with the sun and against the sun will have their meaning reversed
James Greenwood. The Sailor's Seabook: A Rudimentary Treatise on Navigation. (London: Crosby, Lockwood, and Company, 1879).

Friday, August 24, 2012

Direct & Retrograde Motion (1844)

Direct & Retrograde Motion
Elijah Hinsdale Burritt. "Direct and Retrograde Motion." The Geography of the Heavens: And Class-book of Astronomy: Accompanied by a Celestial Atlas. (New York: Huntington and Savage, 1844).

Paddle-Wheel Slip and Path (1891)

John Maxton. The Workman's Manual of Engineering Drawing. 7th ed.  (London: Crosby, Lockwood, and Son, 1891).

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Practical Papers on Harmony (1871)

Practical Papers on Harmony
E.J. Kibblewhite. The English Mechanic and World of Science 13 (March 21, 1874).

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Die Schöne Wulka (1922)

Die Schöne Wulka
Elizabeth Birchenal. Folk-Dances From Old Homelands.  (New York: G. Schirmer, Inc., 1922). 

Monday, August 20, 2012

The Moon's Phases (1849)

The Moon's Phases
Charles F. Blunt.  The Beauty of the Heavens: A Pictorial Display of the Astronomical Phenomena of the Universe. Exhibited in One Hundred and Four Scenes, Accompanying and Illustrating a Familiar Lecture on Astronomy. From Original Drawings, Paintings. and Observatory Studies 4th Edition.  (London: David Bogue, 1849).

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Alternating Influence Machine (1891)

Improved Wilmhurst Static Electrical Machine
"Improved Wilmhurst Static Electrical Machine." Scientific American. 64. (June 20, 1891).

Friday, August 17, 2012

Chucking Lathe (1884)

Chucking Lathe
C.L Matue with additions by Joshua Rose. "The Chucking Lathe." The Wonderland of Work. (New York: Cassell Publishing Company, 1884)

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Lighthouse Illumination (1881)

Lighthouse Illumination
Thomas Stevenson. Lighthouse Construction and Illumination. (London: E. & F.N. Spon, 1881).

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Sacred Lodge-Arrow Ceremony (1905)

George A. Dorsey. Fieldlandia: The Cheyenne. Anthropological Series 9. (Chicago: Field Colombian Museum, 1905).

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Castle Walk & One-Step (1914)

Castle Walk and One Step: The Pomander
Albert W. Newman. Dances of To-Day: An Expert's Full Directions, With Illustrations and Diagrams, For Learning or Teaching the Tango, Hesitation, One-Step, Boston, Maxixe and All Other Modern Dances. (Philadelphia: Penn Publishing Company, 1914).

Monday, August 13, 2012

Suitable for Rink Skating (1896)

Suitable for Rink Skating
Norcliffe G. Thompson and F. Laura Cannan. Hand-in-Hand Figure-Skating. (London: Longmans, Green, & Co., 1986).

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Il nostro Sistema Planetario (1897)

Il nostro Sistema Planetario

Almanacco Italiano: Piccola Enciclopedia Popolare Della Vita Practica. (Florence: R. Bemporad & Figlio, 1897).

Saturday, August 11, 2012

World of Color in Linear Form (1910)

World of Color in Linear Form
Henry Turner Bailey. "The World of Color." School Arts. 10 (October 2010).

Electrical Thermometer (1881)

An Electrical Thermometer for Determining Temperatures from a Distance.
"An Electrical Thermometer for Determining Temperatures from a Distance." Nature. 23 (March 1881).

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Table Setting & Serving (1903)

Mary B. Snow. Mrs. Snow's Practical Cookbook for Homes and Schools. (Denver: A.J. Ludditt Press, 1903).

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Diagram of the Trade Winds (1856)

Diagram of the Trade Winds from "Trade Winds: Lesson IV, Permanent Winds"
George William Fitch. "Trade Winds: Lesson IV, Permanent Winds" Outlines of Physical Geography. (New York: J.H. Colton and Company, 1856).

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Millstone Dresser (1875)

Millstone Dresser
Edward H. Knight. "Millstone Dresser." Knights American Mechanical Dictionary Being a Description of Tools, Instruments, Machines, Processes, and Engineering; History of Inventions; General Technological Vocabulary; and Digest of Mechanical Appliances in Sciences and the Arts. 2  (New York: J.B. Ford and Company, 1875).

Monday, August 6, 2012

Rolling & Dragging Friction (1830)

The conclusions drawn from the foregoing remarks are that the friction of a roller moving over a horizontal surface depends on the relation between the velocity of the periphery and that of the centre of gravity also that this relation between the tangential velocity and that of transportation will depend on the moment of inertia of the cylinder
Walter R. Johnson. "On the Relation Between Rolling and Dragging Friction."Journal of the Franklin Institute of the State of Pennsylvania; Devoted to the Mechanic Arts, Manufactures, General Science and the Recording of American and Other Patented Inventions. 5  (January 1830).

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Foote Hot Blast Stove (1909 )

Robert Forsythe. The Blast Furnace and the Manufacture of Pig Iron. (New York: David Williams Company, 1909).

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Comber Head Driving Gears (1913)

Comber Head Driving Gears
How To Build, Equip, and Operate a Cotton Mill in the United States. (Boston: Frank P. Bennett and Company, Inc., 1913).

Friday, August 3, 2012

Gilbert Wood Split Pulley (1896)

Gilbert Wood Split Pulley (with iron center). Made entirely of thoroughly seasoned maple and finished with two coats of shellac varnish.
Illustrated Catalogue of Saw Mill Machinery Manufactured by the Phoenix Mfg. Co., Eau Claire, Wis., U. S. A. (Milwaukee: J.H. Yewsdale & Sons Co., 1896).

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Interior of Tube Mill (1917)

Interior of tube mill.
Algernanon Del Mar. Tube Milling: A Treatise on the Practical Application of the Tube Mill to Metallurgical Problems. (New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, New York. 1917.)

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Miller's Guide, Plate V (1860)

George Evans, with additions and revisions by Thomas B. Jones. The Young Mill-Wright and Miller's Guide. Engravings by C & O Evans, Engineers.  (Philadelphia: Blanchard and Lea, 1860.)