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Title: Industrial history of the United States, from the earliest settlements to the present time: being a complete survey of American industries, embracing agriculture and horticulture; including the cultivation of cotton, tobacco, wheat; the raising of horses, neat-cattle, etc.; all the important manufactures, shipping and fisheries, railroads, mines and mining, and oil; also a history of the coal-miners and the Molly Maguires; banks, insurance, and commerce; trade-unions, strikes, and eight-hour movement; together with a description of Canadian industries
Year: 1878 (1870s)
Authors: Bolles, Albert Sidney, 1846-1939
Subjects: Industries Industries
Publisher: Norwich, Conn. : The Henry Bill pub. Company
Contributing Library: Harold B. Lee Library
Digitizing Sponsor: Brigham Young University
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hip and engine building, for car-shops, rolling-mills, cloth and gunshops, the sewing-machine, tool, and other factories, in largenumbers. A great many of these machines are sent abroad,where they give emphatic pleasure, and receive a great deal ofpraise on account of the originality of idea, and high constructiveability displayed in their manufacture. It has been pointed out that the construction of iron-working machineryand of machinists tools underlies all other branches of manufac- Utility ofture. Take any finished product, whatever it may be, and trace such instru-backward the means by which it has been produced. We shall mentsinevitably reach at length the hammer and the cutting-tool of the lathe,plane, or borer. Upon the efficiency and accuracy of iron-working tools andmachines, therefore, depends a great deal more of human progress and comfortthan one would imagine upon a superficial examination of what it is that pro-motes these things. Machine forbending andtemperingsprings.
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MILLER S-FALLS VICE. Machines formaking partsof locomo-tives, ironships, &c. INDUSTRIAL HISTORY AXES AND SAWS. The broad-axe and the cross-cut saw are the typical agencies for theWood-axe working of wood. The former lays low the great tree in theand cy>ss- backwoods : the latter cuts it up into logs which can be rafted down stream to market. All the tools which touch it after that,from the saw-mill to the last operation in the shop of the carpenter and joiner,are only modifications of the parent cutting and sawing edges. No implement has had such universal use as the axe: it was foremost inwar and in peace from the beginning of history until gunpowder was invented,universal Gunpowder swept the blood-stained battle-axe from the stage ofuse of axe. civilized warfare, and the implement became then devoted onlyto the purposes of peace; but its use has only increased as time has rolled on.The axe is the indispensable adjunct of pioneer life in the woods: it clearedthe fields and bui
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