A decade after the Civil War, America was poised to become the world leader in mechanical development, science, and technology. All of this and more was on display at the 1876 World’s Fair in Philadelphia.
The third and final volume in a deluxe three-part set focuses on the mechanics, machinery, and scientific instruments featured at the Centennial Exhibition.
This incredible, special edition reprinting of the 1876 classic features hundreds of contemporary, crisp engravings of the machines and devices on display a the Centennial Exhibition. Also featured are the general history of World’s Fairs and the complete story of how the 1876 Exhibition in Philadelphia came to be.
-Hundreds of crisp illustrations from the 1876 World’s Fair
-Detailed engravings of the Corliss Engine, planing machines, calculation machines, and more.
-Contemporary locomotives, steam engines, and railroad construction
-Steel working and American bridge design
-Massive 8 ½” x 11” page size for easy reading and viewing
-Period type font and Wilson’s original page layouts
-Lighthouses, clocks, farm engines, steam hammers, water wheels, and much more