Josiah Hornblower, and the First Steam-Engine in America: With Some Notices of the Schuyler Copper Mines at Second River, N. J., And a Genealogy of the Hornblower Family (Classic Reprint)

Josiah Hornblower, and the First Steam-Engine in America: With Some Notices of the Schuyler Copper Mines at Second River, N. J., And a Genealogy of the Hornblower Family (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Josiah Hornblower, and the First Steam-Engine in America: With Some Notices of the Schuyler Copper Mines at Second River, N. J., And a Genealogy of the Hornblower Family

"Somewhat back from the village street," in the burying-ground beside the venerable Reformed Church at Belleville, New Jersey, stands a large brownstone slab, thus

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Excerpt from Josiah Hornblower, and the First Steam-Engine in America: With Some Notices of the Schuyler Copper Mines at Second River, N. J., And a Genealogy of the Hornblower Family

"Somewhat back from the village street," in the burying-ground beside the venerable Reformed Church at Belleville, New Jersey, stands a large brownstone slab, thus inscribed:

In
Memory
Of
Josiah Hornblower, Esqr who departed this Life
On the 21st of Jany AD 1809
Aged 79 Years 10 Months and 29 Days.

Josiah Hornblower was born in Staffordshire, England, February 23, 1729, N. S. His father, Joseph Hornblower, was even at this early day engaged in superintending the construction of steam-engines, which were just coming into general use in the coal mines of that part of England - now known as the "Black Country" - and in the deep tin and copper mines of Cornwall, for pumping the water from the dismal depths to which the shafts had penetrated. These engines, then known as "fire-engines," were designed by Thomas Newcomen, and embodied the most practical application of the power of steam that had vet been seen, being indeed the first to cope successfully with the problem of how to clear the deep mines from water.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781331672869
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/17/2015
Pages:
84
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.17(d)

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