Please find enclosed with this week's issue application materials for all readers seeking entry and display at the Work Exhibition.
All Exhibits must be forwarded so as to arrive on the 19th or 20th December, and not before. Applications for space must be filled in and forwarded at latest by the 30th day of October, after which date they cannot be received, and no labels for carriage will be thereafter issued . It is intended to open the Exhibition on Monday, Dec. 29th, 1890, and to keep it open till Saturday, January 10th, 1891.
Every Exhibitor will be entitled to a free Admission Ticket, not transferable, available during the Exhibition. Exhibitors at a distance, unable to come to London, may have such ticket transferred to a London friend on nomination by previous arrangement with the Secretary. Applications for Free Tickets for Attendants should reach the Secretary not later than the 10th of November.
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.