Dam John Smeaton
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Plan for a dam on the Coquett River, Durham, with six details. Plan in a scale of 1:120 inches per foot, details in a scale of 1:12.
Signed and dated in the bottom right corner and inscribed: ‘Design for a DAM for the proposed IRON WORKS upon the Coquett […] For the explanation see Book 6 of Repts & Ests, page 145’.
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-17753
- ©The Royal Society
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