Mechanic Powers, with their Application in Cranes, Mills & other / Compound Engines

This engraving illustrated the “System of Mechanics” article in the second volume of William Henry Hall, The New Royal Encyclopaedia, or Complete Modern Dictionary of Arts and Sciences (London, 1788). The text at bottom reads “Engraved for Hall’s Encyclopaedia, & Printed for C. Cooke, Paternoster Row.” The “Lodge sculp.” signature in the lower right is probably that of John Lodge, a London engraver.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
ca 1790
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
overall: 15 in x 9 in; 38.1 cm x 22.86 cm
place made
United Kingdom: England, London
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Prints from the Physical Sciences Collection
Science & Mathematics
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Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Prints from the Physical Sciences Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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