John Braithwaite, British engineer, c 1830.
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Engraving by F C Lewis after an original work by John Boaden. Braithwaite (1797-1870) arranged the ventilation of the House of Lords in London by means of air pumps in 1820. He also constructed the donkey-engine, manufactured the first practical steam fire engine, built the caloric engine with Ericson in 1833, and was engineer-in-chief to the Eastern Counties Railway between 1836 and 1843. Published in 'Mechanics Magazine', Vol XIII, c 1830. From the Phillimore Collection at the Science Museum, London. Dimensions: 228.6mm x 279.4mm.