When the Late Mr. J.G. Horner compiled the original edition of this work, he aimed at producing a comprehensive dictionary of the general and traditional terms used by draughtsman, pattern-makers, moulders, smiths, boiler-makers, filters, furners, erectors and engineering storekeepers. The result was more than a dictionary. It might best be described as a condensed encyclopaedia and mechanical engineering practice, with the practical aspects as strongly represented as the theoretical (no doubt as a result of the twenty-seven years of his life which the author had spent on the shop floor).
|Publishers||Oxford and IBH Publishers|
|Edition||9/e, CBS Reprint|
|About the Author||J.G. Horner|