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THE NEW YORK PUELI LILRARY

AJTCR, LENOX AND
TILDEN POUNDATIONS

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MEMOIRS

OF THE

MOST EMINEN T

AMERICAN MECHANICS:

ALSO,

LIVES OF DISTINGUISHED EUROPEAN MECHANICS;

TOGETHER WITH A COLLECTION OF

ANECDOTES, DESCRIPTIONS, &c. &c.

, , &.

RELATING TO THE MECHANIC ARTS.

ILLUSTRATED BY FIFTY ENGRAVINGS

BY HENRY HOWE.

“The due cultivation of practical manual arts in a nation, has a greater tendency to
polish and humanize mankind, than mere speculative science, however refined and sublinie
It may be."

NEW-YORK:
J. C. DERBY, No. 119 NASSAU STREET.

CINCINNATI: H. W. DERBY.
OHICAGO: D. B. COOK & CO.

1856.

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