Life of Richard Trevithick: With an Account of his Inventions

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Cornishman Richard Trevithick (1771–1833) was one of the pioneering engineers of the Industrial Revolution. Best remembered today for his early railway locomotive, Trevithick worked on a wide range of projects, including mines, mills, dredging machinery, a tunnel under the Thames, military engineering, and prospecting in South America. However, his difficult personality and financial failures caused him to be overshadowed by contemporaries such as Robert Stephenson and James Watt. This two-volume study by his son Francis, chief engineer with the London and North-Western Railway, was published in 1872, and helped to revive his neglected reputation. It places its subject in his historical and technical context, building on the work of his Father, Richard Trevithick Senior, and the Cornish mining industry. It contains much technical detail, but is still of interest to the general reader. Volume 2 continues examining his work thematically, and includes his work in Peruvian mines.

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17. Various inventions; 18. Agricultural engines. Loss of papers; 19. Pole steam-engine; 20. The Watt and the Trevithick engines at Dolcoath; 21. Engines for South America; 22. Peru; 23. Costa Rica; 24. Return to England; 25. Gun-carriage. Iron ships; 26. Tubular boiler. Superheating steam. Surface condenser; 27. Heating apparatus. Marine steam-engines. Reform column; Index.

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