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Andrew Vivian, Cornish mechanical engineer, 1841.

Callaway, William Frederick

Andrew Vivian, Cornish mechanical engineer, 1841.
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actual image size: 29cm x 32cm


Oil on canvas painting by William Frederick Callaway of Andrew Vivian (1759-1842), Cornish mechanical engineer, inventor, and mine captain of the famous Dolcoath Silver Mine in Cornwall. In partnership with his cousin, the mine engineer Richard Trevithick (1771-1833), Vivian produced the first steam carriage or locomotive in 1801, patenting high presure engines for stationary and locomotive use in March of the following year.

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