Oil mill John Smeaton
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Plan of the waterwheel machinery for an oil mill at Carshalton, with a key identifying the frame, the cog pit, the press and the furnace. In a scale of 1:36 inches per foot.
Signed and dated in the bottom right corner and inscribed ‘Design for an OIL MILL for Mr Shepley at Cashalton’
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-17723
- ©The Royal Society
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