Repair Manifesto from 1831
“One point he often impressed upon me. It was, he said, most important to bear in mind the get-at-ability of parts – that is, when any part of a machine was out of repair, it was requisite to get at it easily without taking the machine to pieces”
This reminds me of some of the comments in the Self Repair Manifesto who demand a right to be able to access and repair items.
From James Nasmyth, Engineer: An Autobiography (Cambridge Library Collection – Technology) also Kindle version