Hunt's Hand-Book to the Official Catalogues of the Great Exhibition: An Explanatory Guide to the Natural Productions and Manufactures of the Great Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations, 1851

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A renowned chemist, photographer and scholar, Robert Hunt was a passionate advocate of popular education and the ideal choice to write an accessible but informative handbook to the Great Exhibition of 1851. Published while the event was still welcoming visitors in Hyde Park, Hunt's Hand-Book is an encyclopaedia of Victorian material science, chemistry, engineering and design. Aided by small sectional plans of the building and tables of classification, in Volume 2 readers continue their vicarious journey through ...

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Overview

A renowned chemist, photographer and scholar, Robert Hunt was a passionate advocate of popular education and the ideal choice to write an accessible but informative handbook to the Great Exhibition of 1851. Published while the event was still welcoming visitors in Hyde Park, Hunt's Hand-Book is an encyclopaedia of Victorian material science, chemistry, engineering and design. Aided by small sectional plans of the building and tables of classification, in Volume 2 readers continue their vicarious journey through the Crystal Palace, while receiving clear and lucid lessons on the physics, mechanics and chemistry that enable such innovations as the hydro-pneumatic elevator and the railway system. Including exhibits as varied as enamelled glassware, woven flax, upholstery, diamonds and cement, Hunt's work constitutes one of the most valuable sources available on an age defined by innovation, industry and empire.

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Part XIII. Class V – Machines for Direct Use; Part XIV. Class VI – Manufacturing Machines and Tools; Part XV. Class VII – Civil Engineering; Section 1. Architectural and Building Contrivances; Section 2. Carriages for Common Roads (Class V); Part XVI. Class XXIV – Glass; Part XVII. Class XXVII – Manufactures in Mineral Substances for Buildings or Decorations; Part XVIII. Class XVIII – Works in Precious Metals, Jewellery, etc.; Part XIX. Class XXVI – Furniture, Upholstery, Paper Hangings, Papier Maché and Japanned Goods; Part XX. Class XVIII – Woven, Felted, and Laid Fabrics, Dyed and Printed; Part XXI. Class XIII – Silk and Velvet; Part XXII. Class XI – Cotton; Part XXIII. Class XIV – Flax and Hemp; Part XXIV. Classes XII and XV – Woollen and Worsted and Mixed Fabrics, Including Shawls; Part XXV. Class XVI – Leather, Saddlery, Boots and Shoes, Skins, Furs, and Hair; Part XXVI. Class XXX – Sculpture, Models, and Plastic Art. Mosaics, Enamels, etc.; Part XXVII. Class XIX – Tapestry, Carpets, Floor-Cloths, Lace, Embroidery, etc.; Part XXVIII. Class XX – Articles of Clothing for Immediate, Personal, or Domestic Use; Part XXIX. Class XXIX – Miscellaneous Manufactures and Small Ware; Colonies and dependencies; Foreign department.

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