Daniel Adamson

Daniel Adamson

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Daniel Adamson (30 April 1820 - 13 January 1890) was a notable English engineer who became a successful manufacturer of boilers and was the driving force behind the inception of the Manchester Ship Canal project during the 1880s. Adamson was born in Shildon, County Durham, on 30 April 1820. He was the thirteenth of fifteen children - seven boys and eight girls - born to Daniel Adamson, landlord of the Grey Horse public house in Shildon, and his wife, Ann. Adamson was educated at Edward Walton Quaker school, Old Shildon, until the age of thirteen, when he left to become an apprentice to Timothy Hackworth, engineer to the Stockton and Darlington Railway, with whom he went on to serve as a draughtsman and engineer. By 1850, he had risen to become general manager of the Stockton engine works, and moved to become manager of Heaton Foundry in Stockport.
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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 91g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134960276
  • 9786134960274