Elements of Construction and Drawing: or, Machine Drawing, also has some elements of Decriptive and rational Cinematics. This work is intended as a textbook for Schools of Civil and Mechanical Engineering and for the use of Mechanical establishments, Artisans, and inventors. It contains the principles of Grading; scew propellers; valve motions, and governors; and many standard and novel examples, mostly from American practise. Originally published in 1870. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.