The Nicolson Pavement and pavements generally. Frank G. Johnson.

The Nicolson Pavement and pavements generally

New York: W. C. Rogers & Co., 1867. First edition, 8vo, pp. iv, [5]-128; illustrated title page; 9 figures and several tables in the text; some spotting of the pictorial wrappers and the spine a little flakey; otherwise very good. "Any pavement that greatly increases the destruction of shoe, horse, vehicle, ease, comfort and convenience is not economical." In the mid-19th century Samuel Nicolson invented a road surface material consisting of wooden blocks and cork. While some cities across the U.S. still have remnants of wood-block streets, wooden block pavement has since gone out of favor because of its poor surface quality and high cost of maintenance. Not in Rink. Item #55442

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