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“English Mechanic and Mirror of Science and Art” by Maddick (1867) in good condition.

The “English Mechanic and Mirror of Science and Art,” founded by James W. Maddick in 1867, was a prominent Victorian periodical. It aimed to bridge the gap between scientists, engineers, and the general public during a time of rapid technological advancements. The magazine featured scientific articles, engineering blueprints, and practical tips, encouraging a DIY culture and active participation from readers. It also promoted the Arts and Crafts Movement, emphasizing skilled craftsmanship and the beauty of handmade objects. The magazine’s enduring legacy lies in inspiring future popular science publications and engineering resources, contributing significantly to Victorian scientific and technological progress.

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Mersey Repurposing operates from New Brighton near Liverpool. All orders will be sent from this address.

Looking for a gift to show you’ve thought outside the box? MR has a range of individually designed gifts to show how unique your loved one is. Examples of our personalised gifts can be seen throughout our store. They range from antique phones and clocks brought back into modern day-to-day use to stunning pottery and glassware with a secondary and less ornamental purpose. We also have a collection of classic books, re-packaged with an information pack, making the reading that much more meaningful. For truly bespoke gifts, please view our antiques catalogue and email us with your idea. With your input, we can price it up and give you a timescale.

Due to the nature of our store, a great deal of research has gone into every item as we do not want to damage or change pieces that have historical significance in their current state. Therefore if any of our pieces are listed incorrectly, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Because we are a small, family-run business, at the moment our projects are relatively small scale and we cannot cater to extremely large custom orders. However, we pride ourselves on our finished products’ quality therefore will not sell objects in any other condition than advertised.

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