A treatise on the new invented patented machine. [electronic resource] / By William Faris, patentee. ; To which is added, remarks on several subjects by the author.

Faris, William [Browse]
Baltimore: : Printed by Warner & Hanna, no. 2, North Gay-Street, for the author.--, 1799.
66, [2] p. ; 17 cm. (12mo)


Early American imprints. First series ; no. 50066. [More in this series]
  • The "new invented patented machine" is a water elevator for operating an over-shot wheel.
  • On p. 6 the author refers to himself as "living in Calvert Street, Baltimore," and his advertisement on p. 8 is dated Baltimore, Sept. 18th, 1799. William Faris, a mirror and frame maker, advertised the establishment of his business in Calvert Street in the Maryland journal, Nov. 9, 1792, and is still listed at that address in the 1804 Baltimore directory. It is questionable whether he is identical with William Faris of Annapolis (1728-1804), the clockmaker and silversmith, who is known to have made mirrors but not known to have had a Baltimore address.
  • Not in Evans or Bristol.
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Electronic text and image data. [Chester, Vt. : Readex, a division of Newsbank, Inc., 2002-2004. Includes files in TIFF, GIF and PDF formats with inclusion of keyword searchable text. (Early American imprints. First series ; no. 50066).
Rink, E. Technical Americana, 2731
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