First drawing of Nasmyth's steam hammer, 24 November 1839.
4 0 c m
 
32cm
actual image size: 24cm x 32cm

First drawing of Nasmyth's steam hammer, 24 November 1839.

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Description

James Nasmyth (1808-1890) was an engineer and inventor of the steam hammer which took the human effort out of the proces of forging wrought iron and steel to form engine and machine parts. Nasmyth had earlier worked in the London machine-shop of Henry Maudslay (1835- 1918), perhaps the greatest influence on the improvement of mechanical practice in the early 19th century.
 

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