Boring mill John Smeaton
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Sectional elevation of the cylinders [top] and guns [bottom] of a boring mill in Dunipace, Scotland. In a scale of 1:24 inches per foot, with the diameter of each cog clearly marked.
Signed and dated in the bottom right corner and inscribed ‘Upright of the Boring Mill for CYLINDERS Upright of the Boring Mill for GUNS’
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-17776
- ©The Royal Society
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