Several works on different subjects have been consulted in the preparation of these Notes, among which may be mentioned the following: -

Adams' Designing Cast and Wrought Iron Structures.

Dobson and Tarn's Guide to Measuring.

Fairbairn's Application of Iron to Buildings.

Hurst's Architectural Surveyor's Hand-Book.

Latham's Sanitary Engineering.

Latham's Wrought Iron Bridges.

Laxton's Examples of Building Construction.

Matheson's Works in Iron.

Maynard's Bridges.

Molesworth's Pocket-book of Engineering Formulae.

Newland's Carpenter's and Joiner's Assistant.

Nicholson's Works.

Pasley's Practical Architecture (Brickwork).

Proceedings of the Institute of Civil Engineers.

Proceedings of the Royal Institute of British Architects.

Rankine's Civil Engineering.

Reed on Iron Shipbuilding.

Seddon's Builders' Work.

Stoney on Strains.

Thwaites' Factories, Workshops, and Warehouses.

Transactions of the Society of Engineers.

Tredgold's Carpentry (1870 edition); also a new, valuable, and greatly extended edition, by Mr. Hurst, C.E. Unwin's Wrought Iron Bridges and Roofs. Woodbury's Fire Protection of Mills. Wray's Application of Theory to the Practice of Construction (revised by Seddon). The Professional Journals.

The assistance derived from the above-mentioned works and others has been acknowledged, as far as possible, wherever they have been quoted or otherwise made use of.


Some of the figures which appear to be isometrical projections are purposely distorted in order to bring important points into view.