Atmospheric engine John Smeaton
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Sectional elevation [top] and floor plan [bottom] of an atmospheric engine for the Carron works at Dunipace, Scotland. The waterwheel drives the bellows, pumping air into the furnace. In a scale of 1:24 inches per foot.
Two details of the nose pipe also provided [left as viewed], in a scale of 1:12 inches per foot. Accompanying explanation for all parts.
Inscribed ‘BLOWING ENGINE for Carron Furnace N1 […]’
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-17763
- ©The Royal Society
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