James Nasmyth, Engineer: An Autobiography

James Nasmyth, Engineer: An Autobiography


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ISBN-13: 9783955079468
Publisher: DOGMA
Publication date: 01/15/2013
Pages: 376
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.84(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. My ancestry; 2. Alexander Nasmyth; 3. An artist's family; 4. My early years; 5. My school-days; 6. Mechanical beginnings; 7. Henry Maudsley, London; 8. Maudsley's private assistant; 9. Holiday in the manufacturing districts; 10. Begin business at Manchester; 11. Bridgewater Foundry - partnership; 12. Free trade in ability - the strike - death of my father; 13. My marriage - the steam hammer; 14. Travels in France and Italy; 15. Steam hammer pile driver; 16. Nuremberg - St. Petersburg - Dannemora; 17. More about Bridgewater Foundry - Woolwich Arsenal; 18. Astronomical pursuits; 19. More about astronomy; 20. Retirement from business; 21. Active leisure; Chronological list of inventions and contrivances; Sun-ray origin of the pyramids, and cuneiform character; Index.

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