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WORK The Work Magazine Reprint Project

Issue No. 33 - Published November 2, 1889


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Greetings Workateers! As luck would have it, the issue of Work that got delayed by flooding here at TFWW sports a cover story pertaining to the design pump valves. As if to further rub our noses in the drainage problem, there is also a piece on "Iron Soil Pipes."

If the cosmic joke was indeed, on us, I feel confident now in saying that the intrepid crew here at the warehouse will have the last laugh. As of this moment, the shop staff has been annexed by the shipping department and is currently picking orders for packing. If time reveals us to be among the surviving businesses after this terrible storm, it will be due in large part to the perseverance of our stalwart crew, patience and goodwill from our loyal customers, and the benevolent expertise from our friend Sean, who came to breathe life into our flagging network only this morning.


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P.S. I would be remiss in my duties if I did not call attention to the advent of Nurse's Regulator in "Our Guide To Good Things." It is my understanding that, among serious plane aficionados, this is cause for some celebration.
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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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