Boring mill John Smeaton
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Sectional view of two methods for raising the slide carriages for carronades at a boring mill in Carron, Dunipace, Scotland. In a scale of 1:4 inches per foot.
Signed and dated in the bottom right corner and inscribed ‘Design for Two Methods of raising the Slide Carriages for the Carronades for the Explanation see Book 7 Repts & Ests page 50’
Original drawing from Designs by the late John Smeaton made on various occasions in the course of his employment as a Civil Engineer from the year 175[?] to 179[?], Volume 2. Containing Designs for Mills and Hydraulic Engines. Collected and arranged by John Farey, 1821.
John Smeaton (1724-1792) was a British civil engineer, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1753.
John Farey (1766-1826) was a British geologist and surveyor, he worked on the published reports of John Smeaton’s work between 1809 and 1812.
- Image reference: RS-17784
- ©The Royal Society
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