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The Art of Making Mechanical Timepieces for Church Towers, Rooms, and Pockets
Manuel del Río was a Spanish Franciscan, said to have been a skilled watchmaker, who probably learned the trade in Oporto, Portugal, with Tomás Luis de Sáa. Del Río belonged to the Franciscan community in Santiago, where in 1759 he published Arte de los reloxes de ruedas (The art of making mechanical timepieces). The work was reissued in 1789 in Madrid by del Río’s disciple Ramón Durán. That edition is presented here. The prologue states that one of the reasons for writing the book was the lack of manuals ...
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George Mecke, Cabinet Maker and Upholsterer. Number 355, North Second Street, Nearly Opposite Tammany Street, Philadelphia
This advertising print from 1846 shows the four-story storefront with decorative masonry of the cabinet maker and upholsterer George Mecke, located at 355 North Second Street, between Noble and Green Streets (later the 500 block), Philadelphia. A couple enters the showroom through the door on the left. Furniture, including a side table, chaise lounge, armoire, and rocker are visible at the entrances, display window, and within the store. A woman, in a shawl and holding a parasol, approaches the chairs displayed at the second entrance. She stands across from two ...