Blade mill John Smeaton
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Plan for the elevation of the machinery for the Winlaton blade mill. Depicts a section of the waterwheel and of the trough. In a scale of 1:24 inches per foot.
Signed and dated in the bottom right corner and inscribed 'ELEVATION of the Machinery for Winlaton BLADE MILL with a Section of the Water Wheel & Trough etc uproght of the Lever for drawing the Shuttle.'
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-17706
- ©The Royal Society
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