James Nasmyth, Engineer An Autobiography

By: James Nasmyth
Published By: Double9 Books
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"James Nasmyth, Engineer: An Autobiography" by James Nasmyth offers a fascinating glimpse into the life and achievements of one of the most innovative minds of the Industrial Revolution. In this autobiographical work, Nasmyth, a pioneering figure in engineering, recounts his remarkable journey as an inventor, industrialist, and entrepreneur during the Victorian era. Through his narrative, readers gain insight into the transformative impact of Nasmyth's inventions and innovations on the landscape of industrial engineering. From his groundbreaking developments in steam engines to the invention of the steam hammer, Nasmyth's autobiography provides a firsthand account of his contributions to metalworking and machinery. As an industrialist, Nasmyth's entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to excellence shine through, illustrating the resilience and ingenuity required to thrive in the dynamic landscape of the Industrial Revolution. Nasmyth's autobiography serves not only as a testament to his personal achievements but also as a window into the broader historical context of the Victorian era. It encapsulates the spirit of innovation and progress that defined the era, making it an invaluable resource for readers interested in the intersection of engineering, entrepreneurship, and the Industrial Revolution.

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James Nasmyth

James Hall Nasmyth was a Scottish engineer, philosopher, artist, and inventor who is best known for developing the steam hammer. He was a co-founder of Nasmyth, Gaskell and Company, which manufactured machine tools. He retired at the age of 48 and relocated to Penshurst, Kent, where he pursued his passions of astronomy and photography. Nasmyth was born at 47 York Place in Edinburgh, where his father, Alexander Nasmyth, painted landscapes and portraits. Alexander's hobby was mechanics, and he spent almost all of his free time in his workshop, where he encouraged his youngest son to work alongside him on various materials. From 1821 until 1826, Nasmyth attended the Edinburgh School of Arts (now Heriot-Watt University), making him one of the institution's inaugural students. In 1828, he created a complete steam carriage capable of traveling a mile with eight passengers. This feat fueled his desire to be a mechanical engineer. He had heard about Henry Maudslay's business and resolved to work there; but, his father could not afford to hire him as an apprentice. Nasmyth intended to demonstrate his abilities to Maudslay by building a complete functional model of a high-pressure steam engine, with the working plans and components.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2024
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 312 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9362200090
  • ISBN-13: 9789362200099
  • Item Weight: 468g
  • Dimension: 216 x 140 x 17.3mm
  • Country of Origin: India
  • Age: 13+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type: Fiction / Historical