Welcome to antique machinery scans. This site
is a showcase for some of the most detailed advertisement engravings
produced. During the later part of the 19th century most machinery
and equipment makers spent large sums of money to have their tool or
piece of machinery converted into an engraving for advertising.
The scans are from my collection of old machinery
magazines from the 1850's until printing from a photograph was possible,
sometime in the mid to late 1890's. I have included some of the
earlier photo prints because of the subject matter, however the early photo
prints are far inferior to engravings.
I have tried to scan each engraving the best I could
and I have cleaned and adjusted accordingly. However it is hard to get
a clear scan from some of the dirtier prints and that can be seen on some of
Please enjoy the site and if you have any questions or comments,
please send them to