Original Edition Mechanics' Magazine September 25 1852 No. 1520 Vol. LVII
Publisher-Printing Location: London: Printed by Richard Archibald Brooman. Size and Page Count: 5.5" X 8.25" Tall 20 pages Edited by J.C. Robertson, 166, Fleet-street
Condition: Very Good + - Light tanning. disbound issue.
- Sir George Cayley's Governable Parachutes
- Front page - 2 Famous Illustrations of Sir George Cayley's Governable Parachutes. Considered the first printing of a manned glider airplane.
- Page 242 Description of Invention by Cayley
- Page 242 - 2 more Illustrations and Descriptions
- Page 244 - Conclusion of Cayley's invention. Substitution of Borax for Soap in the Scouring of Silk by Professor Bolley
- Reviews of Mathematical Periodicals including ones on Lunar Theory including measurements of the eccentricity of the Moon's Orbit by T.T.W.
- Article on Improved Sounding Lead Device by Edward B. Bright, Liverpool.
- Effect of Rotation on Floating Bodies. Includes a long mathematical formula for the Equation of Fluid Equilibrium
- The Exciseman's Staff Question
- Connection of Atmospheric Impurity with Disease by Henry McCormac of Belfast
- Theoretical Remarks on the Structure of Iron by J. N. V. Fuchs
- Successful Application of the Rotary Engine to Steam Navigation - Henry Wimshurst
- Duke of Kent
- Specifications of English Patents During the Week ending September 20, 1852 - Thermometers, Wheels, Springs, Fender, Presses, Steam Engines, Velvets, Wood Combing, Weaving, Railways, Rotary Engines, Steam Boilers, Printing Fabrics, etc.