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Reproduction of Drawings Accompanying Proposal of Henry R. Worthington [drawings of his vertical triple expansion high duty pumping engine]
Brooklyn: Henry R. Worthington Co, 1896. Very Good. [21] leaves of photographic reproductions of drawings; 25 cm. Morocco-grain binder with 2 metals fasteners. Written inside front cover: "Reproduction of drawings accampanyinng proposal of Henry R. Worthington Chicago Nov 14th /96." Henry Rossiter Worthington (1817-1880) was an American mechanical engineer who patented the duplex steam pump in 1859 and was a founder of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers in 1880. He established the Henry R. Worthington Pump Works in 1845 in Brooklyn. The Henry R. Worthington Co. was established in 1893 in New Jersey to continue the manufacturing of steam pumps and pump engines. This propoal submitted to the city of Chicago includes drawings of the Worthington vertical triple expansion high duty pumping engine, as well as of Worthington pumps made for the water works in Providence, St. Louis, Brooklyn, Nashville, Memphis, and Peoria. A very scarce or unique item. In Very Good Condition: one vertical crease in front cover; back cover is scraped; contents are clean and intact.
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