Powder mill John Smeaton
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Profile view of the elevation of a waterwheel for a powder mill at Hounslow Heath, with a dotted line and a note [left as viewed] identifying the water line. In a scale of 1:12 inches per foot.
Inscribed ‘For the upper stack of powder mills on Hounslow Heath belonging to Saml. Underhill, Esqr. NB the inside machinery the same as Mr. Walton’s 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-17742
- ©The Royal Society
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