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John Braithwaite, British engineer, 1869.

John Braithwaite, British engineer, 1869.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 24cm x 32cm


Lithograph of Braithwaite (1797-1870) who 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 by W Black & Co. Dimensions: 393mm x 470mm.

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