Israel Holmes, 19th century.
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A portrait of Israel Holmes. Taken from 'English & American Tool Builders' by Joseph Wickham Roe published in 1912. In his clasic work, Joseph Wickam Roe examines the lives of some of the great men of the machine tool industry in the context of the development of the art of metalworking in the 19th century.