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A treatise on stairbuilding and handrailing : containing numerous examples ... / by William Mowat and Alexander Mowat.

Author/Creator:
Mowat, William, M.A.
Publication:
London : G. Bell and Sons, 1900.
Format/Description:
Book
xx, 368 p., 10 fold. leaves of plates : ill., plans ; 28 cm.
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Subjects:
Stair building.
Handrails.
Contents:
Part I. Stairbuilding. Preliminary remarks and definitions, classification of stairs
Observations on the designing and planning of stairs
Construction of straight stairs
Construction of quarter-turn newel stairs with winders at the starting
Half-turn newelled stairs
Half-turn geometrical stairs
Stairs for passenger ships
Miscellaneous illustrations of stair startings and balustrades, characteristic examples of newel staircases of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries
Part II. Handrailing, theoretical and practical. Handrailing (theoretical)
Handrailing (practical)
System of handrailing by normal sections
Part III. Stone stairs. General details of construction
Construction of spiral and elliptic stairs
Terrace stair with stone balustrade
Appendix. Plane geometry. Measurement of angles
Construction of the ellipse, parabola, and hyperbola
Scales. Solid or descriptive geometry. Planes. Sections and developments.
Notes:
Includes index.
Signed on inside cover and on title page, "T. P. Chandler 1900."
Local notes:
Athenaeum copy: Bound in dark teal cloth with writing in gold.
Athenaeum copy: T.P. Chandler library.
Contributor:
Mowat, Alexander.
Chandler, Theophilus P. (Theophilus Parsons), 1845-1928. , Former owner
OCLC:
3209609