Powder mill John Smeaton
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Two plans for a powder mill at Waltham Abbey. Top provides a profile view of the elevation of the waterwheel machinery, with notes identifying the pit wheel, the crown wheel and the stone wheel. Bottom provides a birds-eye view of the same machinery. Both in a scale of 1:36 inches per foot.
Inscribed ‘For Mr. Walton’s double stack of powder mills at Waltham Abbey’
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-17734
- ©The Royal Society
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