Excerpt from Radford's Cyclopedia of Construction, Carpentry, Building and Architecture, Vol. 8 of 12: A General Reference Work on Modern Building Materials and Methods and Their Practical Application to All Forms of Construction in Wood, Stone, Brick, Steel and Concrete
In a... ddition to the larger problems of engineering and building construction, one entire volume, as well as many chapters scattered through the work, is devoted to those smaller constructions that are of special interest to the teacher or student of manual training or the home shop worker of a mechanical turn of mind.
Inasmuch as a Wider knowledge and a more intelligent grasp of the fundamental principles of construction and design will tend to greater efficiency on the part of working men, and to greater economy in production, the purpose of the cyclopedia OF construction is one which will appeal strongly, not only to the men themselves, but also to the architectural and engineering fraternity as a whole.
The authors of the various sections are all men of Wide experience Whose recognized standing is a guarantee of reliability and practical thoroughness.
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