The making of a mechanical optician

Catalogue Number: 2206
The making of a mechanical optician
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: SLADE Walter W.
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1911
Edition: 2nd Edition
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Philadelphia, USA
Publisher/Manufacturer: The Keystone Publishing Company
Description Of Item: Navy board covers with gilt embossed title, 188 pages plus 11 pages of book advertisements, 204 black and white illustrations mostly line drawings but some photographs including ones of a reception room with work bench, a work bench and dispensing machinery of the day. There are 17 chapters covering machinery, marking and cutting, drilling lenses, mounting, frame adjusting, surface grinding and repairs. Rubber stamp for Bruce Dudon (donor) on front pastedown.(We hold a another copy cat.no.322 in Aitken Collection)
Historical Significance: Walter Slade (1877-1920) is described on the title page a s being 'of the Globe Co Boston Mass.'. The first edition was published in 1909. There was a later posthumous edition in 1924
How Acquired: Donated by Bruce Dudon,Spectacle maker, Woodend
Date Acquired: June 2013
Condition: Fair. Cover scuffed, paper yellow and spine binding loose
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note

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