John Braithwaite, British engineer, 1860s.
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John Braithwaite, British engineer, 1860s.

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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.

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