Clay mill John Smeaton
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Sectional elevation of the hammer frame, showing the hurst, helve and bolts, for the clay mill at Carron, Dunipace, Scotland [top]. In a scale of 1:6 inches per foot.
Sectional view of the hammer beam, flywheel and pinion for the three hammers of the clay mill at Carron [bottom]. In a scale of 1:24 inches per foot.
Top inscription: ‘Upright of the iron frame showing the hirst, section of the hammer helve & bolts for the large hammer at the clay mill forge at Carron’
Bottom inscription: ‘Section of the hammer beam, flywheel and pinion for the three hammers of the clay mill forge at Carron, also shewing the manner of forming the bearing brasses for the gudgeons’
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-17792
- ©The Royal Society
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