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M E MOIRS

OF THE

MOST EM I NE N 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 iendency to
polish and humanize mankind, than mere speculative science, however refineri and sublime
it may be."

HARPER & BROTHERS, PUBLISHERS,

82 CLIFF STREET, NEW YORK.

1847.

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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1846, by

HARPER & BROTHERS, In the Clerk's Office of the District Court for the Southern District of New York

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