Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A building or room in which engines or machines are assembled, as the parts are completed, to insure that all the parts will fit properly. Such a shop is provided with foundations, base-plates, benches, cranes, and other conveniences, according to the character of the machines to be erected.
“Mr. Maudslay was so much pleased with the result that he had a very beautiful model made of the engines; and finding that I had some artistic skill as a draughtsman, he set me to work to make a complete perspective drawing of their great engines as they stood all perfect in the erecting-shop.”
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