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WORK The Work Magazine Reprint Project

Issue No. 52 - Published March 15, 1890


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Welcome to No. 52: the last issue from Volume 1. Nil desperandum workateers; the Volume 2 will start next week, because we're hell-bent on keeping to the original printing schedule (six score and three years to the day for those of you keeping score, so to speak).

No.52 contains final installments of many favorite serialized articles: "Smith's Work" by the mysterious J.H. and "A Carved Bureau" by David Adamson to name a couple. Enjoy!

I've tried to thank people, over the course of the year, who had a hand in bringing this project to life, but today I'd like to extend special gratitude to all the readers who have left encouraging comments, or told me in some form or another that they've enjoyed the issues and found them useful. Your feedback alone pronounces this project a success, and your cheerful inspiration keeps Work from becoming a chore. Thank you. -TIM

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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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