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John Ramsbottom, English Railway Engineer, 1871.

 
John Ramsbottom, English Railway Engineer, 1871.
4 0 c m
 
31cm
actual image size: 23cm x 32cm

Description

Cabinet photograph of John Ramsbottom (1814-1897), English railway engineer and the inventor of the rolling mill, a machine or factory used for rolling metal. Ramsbottom coupled an engine to a rolling mill so that the rolls could run in either direction, and were able to change direction using a standard railway link reversing gear. He also had the idea of putting a water trough between the rails so that locomotives could replenish their tanks without having to stop.

Image Details

Image Ref.
 
10199035

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