Powder mill John Smeaton
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Sectional views of four parts required to connect the waterwheel axis to the tumbling shaft of a mill at Waltham Abbery. The cross gudgeon and hoop for the waterwheel axis are visible on the left [as viewed], and the cast iron-box for the tumbling axis on the right.
Signed and dated in the bottom right corner and inscribed ‘Design for connecting the water wheel axis with the tumbling shaft for Mr. Walton’s powder mill at Waltham Abbey. Plan and Profile of the cross gudgeon and hoop […]’
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-17741
- ©The Royal Society
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