Oil mill John Smeaton
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Profile view of the waterwheel machinery for an oil mill at Carshalton. The water wheel is visible on the right [as viewed], the face wheels suspended from the shaft in the centre, and the spur wheel is mounted on a stone axis on the left. 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 Carshalton’
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-17724
- ©The Royal Society
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