Visual mechanic knowledge : the workshop drawings of Isaac Ebenezer Markham (1795-1825), New England textile mechanic / David J. Jeremy and Polly C. Darnell.

Jeremy, David J. [Browse]
Philadelphia : American Philosophical Society, 2010.
xxii, 415 p., [11] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.


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Memoirs of the American Philosophical Society ; v. 263. [More in this series]
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Machine generated contents note: pt. I INTRODUCTION: CONTEXTS FOR ISAAC MARKHAM, HIS PAPERS, AND HIS DRAWINGS -- ch. 1 Isaac Ebenezer Markham (1795-1825) -- Middlebury in the Late Eighteenth Century -- Markham's Family Background in Vermont -- Isaac Markham: Early Years -- Isaac Markham: Working Life -- Markham's Death -- Markham's Legacy: Page's Cotton Factory and the Later Middlebury Cotton Industry -- ch. 2 Markham in the Context of the Nascent American Cotton-Manufacturing Industry -- ch. 3 Visual Knowledge in the Workshop: The Wider Significance of Markham's Papers -- A Visual Knowledge Approach -- Seeing in a Different Way: The Changing Nature of Visual Representation in European Engineering Before the Mid-1820s -- The Diffusion of Visual Engineering Knowledge in the Early American Republic -- Visual Aspects of the Generation of New Knowledge in Early-Anglo-American Industrial Engineering -- Markham's Visual Engineering Knowledge -- ch. 4 The Significance of Isaac Markham and His Workshop Papers -- ch. 5 Editorial Method -- Identification of the Drawings -- Editorial Apparatus -- Cross-Referencing -- Identification of Mechanisms -- pt. II THE PAPERS AND DRAWINGS OF ISAAC MARKHAM -- ch. 6 Markham's Drawings and Papers -- 1.Notebooks and Loose Sheets of Writing -- 2.Sketchbook -- 3.Drawings: Carding -- 4.Drawings: Drawing and Roving -- 5.Drawings: Spinning -- Continuous and Intermittent -- 6.Drawings: Spinning -- "Fly Wheel Spinning" -- 7.Drawings: Warp Preparation -- Warping and Dressing -- 8.Drawings: Weaving -- 9.Portfolio Cover: Gears, Pulleys, Cams -- pt. III APPENDICES: MICRO-STUDIES -- Appendix 1 History and Provenance of the Papers -- Appendix 2 The Diffusion of Technology: British and American Published Sources of Industrial Textile Technology Before 1825 -- Appendix 3 How Inventive Was Markham? Drawings of Exemplars of British Textile Machinery Available to Markham and Selected American Comparators -- Appendix 4 The Scotch and Waltham Power Looms and Markham's Power-Loom Designs -- Appendix 5 Markham's Drawings and Methods of Early-Nineteenth-Century Machine Making -- Appendix 6 As a Record of One Textile Engineer's Practices ca. 1820, How Complete Is This Set of Workshop Drawings?.
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