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Manuscript Day Book and Documents, Including Clockmaking Diagrams and Other Material, Dartmouth, Massachusetts, Mid-18th Century.

Auction:
3103T
Lot:
1045
Sold for:
$9,225$7,500

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 3103T
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 31, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Manuscript Day Book and Documents, Including Clockmaking Diagrams and Other Material, Dartmouth, Massachusetts, Mid-18th Century. Quarto format book inscribed mainly by William Wood (1706-1788), bound in full contemporary paneled and speckled sheepskin, with Wood's signature dated 1748 on ffep, containing family notes of births and deaths; a recipe for beer; medical receipts for dropsy, gout, and other ailments; formulas for soap; drawings of buckles and straps; concoctions for changing the color of wood, bones, ivory, and horn; a cement for broken glasses; a recipe for sealing wax; many different varnish recipes; gold leafing instructions; instructions to purify and refine sugar; dimensions of a sloop; how to draw a sun dial (with drawing); drawings of chair straps; notes on livestock and farming; two folding diagrams in black and red with detailed clock works; and others; [together with] four other William Wood documents, including his will, an agreement, and others.
Estimate $400-600


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Keywords

William Wood, American comics, Buckles, Media technology, Tang dynasty, Varnish, Visual arts, Dartmouth

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