American and English reports, references and certificates concerning the patent box lined with soft metal, invented by Isaac Babbitt. Printed for the patentee

Boston: Oakes & Solomons, 1848. First edition, 16mo, pp. 43, [3]; original purple cloth gilt, spine sunned, corner of upper cover stained; binding cracked at the end of the second gathering; all else good or better. The box was used for "revolving and sliding motions in the various kinds of machinery, where great weight or speed are applied..." Especially mentioned are railroad and steamboat uses. A notice that Babbitt's's interest in his Boston shop has been sold to William A. Pierpoint. Item #55074

Price: $75.00

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