The Commercial Dictionary of Trade Products, Manufacturing and Technical Terms: With a Definition of the Moneys, Weights, and Measures, of All Countri (Cambridge Library Collection - Technology) (Paperback)

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The Commercial Dictionary of Trade Products, Manufacturing and Technical Terms: With a Definition of the Moneys, Weights, and Measures, of All Countri (Cambridge Library Collection - Technology) (Paperback)

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An industrious journalist and editor of periodicals, Peter Lund Simmonds (1814-97) wrote across a range of subjects, including natural history and applied science. An active member of the Royal Society of Arts, he first published this dictionary in 1858. Reissued here in its revised and enlarged edition of 1867, it contains more than 22,000 entries. The curious can discover within that a calcar is a furnace in a glassworks, or that the best kind of Cuban tobacco is known as calidad. Readers will also learn that the hautboy can be either eaten or played, being the name for both a wild strawberry and a form of oboe. Testifying to the proliferation of manufactured goods in the nineteenth century, and the contemporary desire to diffuse 'sound and useful knowledge among the masses', this work will appeal to readers interested in the history and lexicon of trade and technology.
Product Details ISBN: 9781108069274
ISBN-10: 1108069274
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: August 21st, 2014
Pages: 476
Language: English
Series: Cambridge Library Collection - Technology