Portsmouth Block-making Machinery : A Pioneering Enterprise in Mass Production.

By: GILBERT, K. R.

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GILBERT, K. R. The Portsmouth Block-making Machinery : A Pioneering Enterprise in Mass Production. London : Her Majesty’s Stationery Office, 1965. First Edition. Pp. (6), 1-40, (1) including 37 black and white illustrations (photos, drawings, &c. 8vo, stapled blue and white cardcovers.

A Science Museum Monograph.

Cover title omits the hypen and the subtitle, i.e. : The Portsmouth Blockmaking Machinery.

Contents: Foreword by D.H. Follett;
1. The introduction of machinery for block-making;
2. Description of the machinery [ including List of the Portsmouth block-making machinery];
3. Controversy about the identity of the inventor [Sir Marc Isambard Brunel, Sir Samuel Bentham, Henry Maudslay.

“Besides relating the history of the Machinery and describing it in some detail, this monograph, by using in evidence hitherto unpublished material, settles the century-old controversy as to who should be credited with the invention of the Machinery.” – from the Foreword.

Very good. NOTE : Postage cost may be less for this slim item. 25.00

Title: Portsmouth Block-making Machinery : A Pioneering Enterprise in Mass Production.

Author Name: GILBERT, K. R.

Categories: 70,

Publisher: Her Majesty’s Stationery Office / HMSO: 1965

Seller ID: 78715

Keywords: BLOCKS BRITISH ENGLISH INDUSTRIAL HISTORY NAUTICAL PORTSMOUTH RIGGING INDUSTRY CRAFTS INVENTION ENGINEERING,