The Watkin Tower? Surely I'd remember a tower so comparable to that of Eiffel's as to be mentioned in the same breath, yet 150 feet taller. To what hidden realm of folly or obscurity could such grand plans have retired?
Incidentally, how are you liking this whole "News" section that has superseded the wonderful cover illustrations? Personally I don't mind hearing about the exploits of Finnish Dragoons and their aluminum horseshoes, but it's the sort of reading best relegated to the bath. If only I could wrap a murphy bed around a hot water tank and recline in that for a while... -T
Disclaimer: Articles in Work 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 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.