The Illustrated Record of the International Exhibition ... of All Nations, in 1862

Author: Taliaferro Preston Shaffner,W. Owen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108068618

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 410

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An American inventor and entrepreneur, Taliaferro Preston Shaffner (1818-81) collaborated with the Rev. W. Owen on this 'guided tour' of London's 1862 International Exhibition, showcasing Victorian achievements in technology and the arts. Described here are exhibits, originating from Britain, her empire and beyond, which include early washing machines and lawnmowers, as well as grand ideas for metropolitan drainage systems and a Channel Tunnel. The arts are also well covered, with descriptions of the latest fabrics, wallpapers, musical instruments, ceramics and photography. The authors also give background details of how the International Exhibition built upon the success of the Great Exhibition of 1851. Illustrated with sixty full-page steel engravings, this is a highly detailed guide to a very modern event. Also relating to the exhibition, Edward McDermott's Popular Guide and both the official and illustrated catalogues of the industrial department have been reissued in this series.

The International Exhibition of 1862

Author: Anonymous,Cambridge University Press

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110806728X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 712

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Replete with detailed engravings, this four-volume catalogue was published to accompany the International Exhibition of 1862. Held in South Kensington from May to November, the exhibition showcased the progress made in a diverse range of crafts, trades and industries since the Great Exhibition of 1851. Over 6 million visitors came to view the wares of more than 28,000 exhibitors from Britain, her empire and beyond. Featuring explanatory notes and covering such fields as mining, engineering, textiles, printing and photography, this remains an instructive resource for social and economic historians. The exhibition's Illustrated Record, its Popular Guide and the industrial department's one-volume Official Catalogue have all been reissued in this series. Including a floor plan of the main buildings, Volume 1 begins with a concise history of the exhibition written by John Hollingshead (1827-1904). It then catalogues and illustrates impressive examples of British manufacturing.

Official Catalogue of the Industrial Department

Author: Anonymous

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108067158

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 540

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This catalogue, reissued in its third edition, contains entries for British and foreign participants at London's International Exhibition in 1862. A diverse range of industries - including mining, engineering, textiles, printing and photography - are represented. Also featuring many contemporary advertisements, this publication remains an instructive resource for social and economic historians.