Online Catalogue last updated 19th of March 2013
JOHN HENRY EVANS (1843-1919), like his English contemporaries the Holtzapffels, was a maker of high quality lathes, but he was also an accomplished turner and, for 33 years, the author of articles for the English Mechanic, a leading journal of the time.
The author's broad engineering and practical experience, together with his literary skills, has made Ornamental Turning one of the most valuable works in its field. It provides a complete coverage of the subject in clearly written text supported by 192 detailed line drawings and 17 plates. Included is information available nowhere else: a chapter on Dawson's geometric slide rest, details on the design of many types of apparatus, and a brief chapter on electrotyping.
This complete reprint of the 1886 first edition makes this wealth of information once again available to turning enthusiasts.
Code No. 006999, 344 pages, ISBN 1879335352, $32.00