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Of Copying
82. The two last-mentioned sources of excellence in the work ...

Of Copying By Stamping
128. This mode of copying is extensively employed in the art...

Extending The Time Of Action Of Forces
45. This is one of the most common and most useful of the em...

Exerting Forces Too Great For Human Power And Executing Operations Too Delicate For Human Touch
56. It requires some skill and a considerable apparatus to e...

Of The Identity Of The Work When It Is Of The Same Kind And Its Accuracy When Of Different Kinds
79. Nothing is more remarkable, and yet less unexpected, than...

Of Copying By Moulding
112. This method of producing multitudes of individuals havi...

On The Influence Of Verification On Price
181. The money price of an article at any given period is us...

Regulating Power
27. Uniformity and steadiness in the rate at which machinery ...

On The Influence Of Durability On Price
197. Having now considered the circumstances that modify what...

On The Future Prospects Of Manufactures As Connected With Science
453. In reviewing the various processes offered as illustrat...

Of Copying With Altered Dimensions
147. Of the pentagraph. This mode of copying is chiefly used ...

Saving Time In Natural Operations
47. The process of tanning will furnish us with a striking i...

On The Cost Of Each Separate Process In A Manufacture
253. The great competition introduced by machinery, and the ...

On The Division Of Labour
241. We have already mentioned what may, perhaps, appear par...

Of Price As Measured By Money
201. The money price at which an article sells furnishes us ...

On The Effect Of Taxes And Of Legal Restrictions Upon Manufactures
414. As soon as a tax is put upon any article, the ingenuity ...

On The Method Of Observing Manufacturies
160. Having now reviewed the mechanical principles which reg...

On Combinations Of Masters Against The Public
376. A species of combination occasionally takes place among...

On Contriving Machinery
318. The power of inventing mechanical contrivances, and of ...

On The Exportation Of Machinery
437. A few years only have elapsed, since our workmen were n...



Of Copying








82. The two last-mentioned sources of excellence in the work
produced by machinery depend on a principle which pervades a very
large portion of all manufactures, and is one upon which the
cheapness of the articles produced seems greatly to depend. The
principle alluded to is that of copying, taken in its most
extensive sense. Almost unlimited pains are, in some instances,
bestowed on the original, from which a series of copies is to be
produced; and the larger the number of these copies, the more
care and pains can the manufacturer afford to lavish upon the
original. It may thus happen, that the instrument or tool
actually producing the work, shall cost five or even ten thousand
times the price of each individual specimen of its power.

As the system of copying is of so much importance, and of
such extensive use in the arts, it will be convenient to classify
a considerable number of those processes in which it is employed.
The following enumeration however is not offered as a complete
list; and the explanations are restricted to the shortest
possible detail which is consistent with a due regard to making
the subject intelligible.

Operations of copying are effected under the following
circumstances:

by printing from cavities by stamping
by printing from surface by punching
by casting with elongation
by moulding with altered dimensions





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