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WORK The Work Magazine Reprint Project

Issue No. 19 - Published July 27, 1889


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Greetings from the field. Turns out it's impossible for me to resist posting, even from remote locales. Perhaps I'll have more self-control with next week's issue.

For now, far flung flights afield form firm feelings founded on fortification. Further fodder for fleet-footed flâneurs fluent in sentiment du fer.

In other words: if you're going to go traipsing out into the wild blue yonder, it's best to have a stout blade and a swift carriage at your disposal.

Here is issue No. 19. I recommend reading up on why swords fail, and the construction of the Battlesden cart. You can thank me when I get back.



Disclaimer: Articles in Work: The Illustrated Weekly Journal for Mechanics describe materials and methods that would not be considered safe or advisable today. We are not responsible for the content of these magazines, and cannot take any responsibility for anyone attempting projects or procedures described therein.

The first issue of Work was published on March 23rd, 1889. The goal of this project is to release digital copies of the individual issues starting on the same date in 2012, effectively republishing the materials 123 years to the day from their original release.

The original printing was on thin, inexpensive paper. There are many cases of uneven inking and bleed-through from the page behind. Our copies of Work come from bound library volumes of these issues and are subject to unfavorable trimming, missing covers, etc. To minimize harm to these fragile volumes, we've undertaken the task of scanning the books ourselves. We do considerable post processing of the scans to make them clear but please bear with us if a margin is clipped too close, or a few words are unreadable. We would like to thank James Vasile and Karl Fogel for their help in supplying us with a book scanner and generally enabling this project to get off the ground.

You are welcome to download, print, and pretty much do what you want with the scan for your own personal purposes. Feel free to post a link or a copy on your blog or website. All we ask is a link back to the original project and this blog. We are not answering requests for commercial downloads or reprinting at this time.

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