By Carlos López-Cajún, Marco Ceccarelli

This quantity contains contributions provided on the 5th IFToMM Symposium at the heritage of Machines and Mechanisms, held at Universidad Autonoma de Queretaro, Santiago de Queretaro, QRO, Mexico, in June 2016.
It comprises paintings on theories and proof touching on mechanisms and machines from antiquity to present instances as seen at present. themes contain smooth experiences of previous works; humans, heritage, and their works; direct stories of the new previous; historical improvement theories; the heritage of the layout of machines and mechanisms; advancements of mechanical layout and automation; the ancient improvement of training; the background of faculties of engineering and the schooling of engineers.

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The habitable space and that of the factory were clearly divided: on the former space—light, fire of the kitchen, clean and clear well water; in the latter —darkness, cold, noise and black water for industrial use. The entrance hall in the centre both united and separated the two realities: family life and work organized on the principles of the factory system of labour. Historians of industrial revolution confirm that the Bologna silk mills (spinning wheels—throwing machines provided with winders propelled by water wheels) meet exactly the requirements that transform a manufacture into a factory.

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