Robert Stirling Newall, English engineer and astronomer, c 1875.

 
Robert Stirling Newall, English engineer and astronomer, c 1875.
4 0 c m
 
33cm
actual image size: 25cm x 32cm

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Robert Stirling Newall (1812-1889) invented wire-ropes in 1840. Newall also laid submarine telegraph cables and invented a cone for laying cables in the deep. Newall was also reponsible for a series of drawings of the Sun made between 1848 and 1852.

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