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Select mechanical exercises : shewing how to construct different clocks, orreries, and sun-dials, on plain and easy principles -- / illustrated with copper-plates ; to which is prefixed, a short account of the life of the author.

By: Ferguson, James, 1710-1776.
Contributor(s): Grant, G. Gregor active 1897? [former owner].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : For W. Strahan, and T. Cadell, 1778Edition: 2nd ed.Description: xliii, 272 p., 9 plates : ill. ; 21 cm.Other title: Ferguson's mechanics [Spine title].Subject(s): Ferguson, James, 1710-1776 | Industrial arts | Clocks and watches | Sundials
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Book (Not for loan) Science Museum Wroughton
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O.B. FER FERGUSON (Browse shelf) Not For Loan 30209019377528

Half title.

Includes bibliographical references.

Signature of 'E Birch' to title page; unidentified.

Ex libris bookplate of 'G Gregor Grant' to front flyleaf; possibly G Gregor Grant (fl. 1897?) instrument- and clockmaker based in in London.

Manuscript instructions by R.H. Gower inserted on slip detail how 'to construct a horizontal dial for any latitude'.

Bound in dark calf on thin wooden boards. Title and author in gilt on leather on spine.

Red Science Museum Library stamp to title page, dated 05/12/1923.

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