An illustration of boys carrying crates.

Boys Carrying Crates

An illustration of boys carrying crates.

"Break lathes can take in work of considerable length as well as of large diameter,—the treble-geared headstock and all other parts being in their case made of sufficient strength to bear the heavy strains which result from the increased size and weight of the work, a quality in which gap lathes are not unfrequntly deficient." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1903

Break Lathe

"Break lathes can take in work of considerable length as well as of large diameter,—the treble-geared…

"An old arrangement known as cropping shears, still in use at many iron-works, where early appliances seem to enjoy a remarkable vitality." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1903

Cropping Shears

"An old arrangement known as cropping shears, still in use at many iron-works, where early appliances…

"Crown-work, in Fortification, is formed to strengthen a weak front, or to occupy ground which might facilitate the enemy's operations. It consists of two faces inclined to each other at an angle, with a bastion in the middle, and half-bastions at the two ends; and it is connected with the main body of the work by two long sides. RMNPS is the crown-work, in front of and protecting the ravelin O. Both of these works are entirely beyong the main ditch of the place, but each has also a ditch of its own." — Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Crown-Work

"Crown-work, in Fortification, is formed to strengthen a weak front, or to occupy ground which might…

A decorative divider that resembles a book with bookmarks dangling on each side.

Book With Decorative Divider

A decorative divider that resembles a book with bookmarks dangling on each side.

"Part of the Eleanor Grill." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1903

Eleanor Grill

"Part of the Eleanor Grill." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1903

A man working in a garden.

Gardening

A man working in a garden.

A young Eliphalet Remington working on his rifle. Eliphalet Remington (1793-1861) was a blacksmith and made the revolutionary Remington sporting rifle.

Gunsmith: Eliphalet Remington

A young Eliphalet Remington working on his rifle. Eliphalet Remington (1793-1861) was a blacksmith and…

An illustration of a man etching an image at a work bench.

Man Etching

An illustration of a man etching an image at a work bench.

An illustration of a man sitting at a desk reading papers.

Man Reading Papers at Desk

An illustration of a man sitting at a desk reading papers.

An illustration of a military man walking while holding a briefcase.

Military Man Walking with Briefcase

An illustration of a military man walking while holding a briefcase.

An illustration of a man writing notes in a journal.

Man Writing in Journal at Desk

An illustration of a man writing notes in a journal.

An illustration of two adult men chopping a tree with an ax.

Men Chopping Tree

An illustration of two adult men chopping a tree with an ax.

A basic knot used in lace-work.

Modern Crochet

A basic knot used in lace-work.

"For the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that was a householder, who went out early in the morning to hire laborers into his vineyard. And when he had agreed with the laborers for a shilling a day, he sent them into his vineyard." Matthew 20:1-2 ASV
<p>Illustration of the master, or householder, hiring three more workers to join the laborers already in the fields. One worker leans against a wall, while two others sit on the ground, one with a pick-axe. Workers in the background can be seen carrying grapes and working. The householder leans on a staff.

The Parable of the Householder Hiring Laborers to Work in the Vineyard

"For the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that was a householder, who went out early in the morning…

A portable, external, combustion heat engine that converts steam in to mechanical work.

Portable Steam-Engine

A portable, external, combustion heat engine that converts steam in to mechanical work.

"a. shank for fixing the implement to a bench; c. punch, hinged to a base b and e; and pressed upward by springs; h. screw-support for the back of the blade; d. gauge which may be adjusted for different-sized teeth. The blade is moved along to bring alternate teeth under the punch, which his struck with a hammer." &mdash;Whitney, 1889

Saw Set for a Work Bench

"a. shank for fixing the implement to a bench; c. punch, hinged to a base b and e; and pressed upward…

"A tool used by cabinet-makers in dressing off and smoothing veneers, etc." &mdash;Whitney, 1889
<p>The illustration shows two scrapers working on the wood and shows the form of the edges.

Scrapers for Making Cabinets

"A tool used by cabinet-makers in dressing off and smoothing veneers, etc." —Whitney, 1889 The…

"A wood-working tool with a straight or a curved blade and with one or two handles, used to remove address-marks from packing boxes and in finishing fine woodwork. a. handles; b. blades; c. scraper" &mdash;Whitney, 1889

Collection of Wood Scrapers

"A wood-working tool with a straight or a curved blade and with one or two handles, used to remove address-marks…

"Workmen are represented polishing and painting statues of men, sphinxes, and small figures; and two instances occur of large granite colossi, surrounded with scaffolding, on which men are engaged in polishing and chiselling the stone, the painter following the sculptor to color the hieroglypics which he has engraved on the back of the statue." &mdash; Goodrich, 1844

Egyptian sculptors

"Workmen are represented polishing and painting statues of men, sphinxes, and small figures; and two…

"Smith's Steam Cultivator as at work." &mdash; Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

Steam Cultivator

"Smith's Steam Cultivator as at work." — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

"The plant tillers like wheat, but not to the same degree. The cane ground is kept clean by hand-hoeing, or by the plough." -Lupton

Gathering, Sugar Cane

"The plant tillers like wheat, but not to the same degree. The cane ground is kept clean by hand-hoeing,…

"Monks at work in the monastery kitchen."&mdash;Gordy, 1912

Monks at Work

"Monks at work in the monastery kitchen."—Gordy, 1912

"For two-course floors and pavements, a concrete base of about four inches thick, mixed 1:3:5 (that is, one sack of cement, 3 cubic feet of sand, and 5 cubic feet of gravel), is first placed in the forms."&mdash;The Federal Digest, 1921

Two-Course Work

"For two-course floors and pavements, a concrete base of about four inches thick, mixed 1:3:5 (that…

"A workman wearing a mouthpiece to protect himself from dust." — Ritchie, 1918

Worker with Mouthpiece

"A workman wearing a mouthpiece to protect himself from dust." — Ritchie, 1918