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Smeaton's model water wheel, c 1750.

Smeaton's model water wheel, c 1750.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 29cm x 32cm


Engraving. John Smeaton (1724-1792), English mechanical and civil engineer, is perhaps best known for his lighthouse designs, especially the third Eddystone Lighthouse, off the Devon coast. He also improved Thomas Newcomen's (1663-1729) steam engine.

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