John Braithwaite (Engineer)

John Braithwaite (Engineer)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. John Braithwaite, the younger (March 19, 1797 - September 25, 1870) was an English engineer who invented the first steam fire engine. Braithwaite was third son of John Braithwaite the elder. He was born at 1 Bath Place, New Road, London, on 19 March 1797, and, after being educated at Mr. Lord's school at Tooting in Surrey, attended in his father's manufactory, where he made himself master of practical engineering, and became a skilled draughtsman. In June 1818 his father died, leaving the business to his sons Francis and John. Francis died in 1823, and John Braithwaite carried on the business alone. He added to the business the making of high-pressure steam-engines. In 1817 he reported before the House of Commons upon the Norwich steamboat explosion, and in 1820 he ventilated the House of Lords by means of air-pumps. In 1822 he made the donkey-engine, and in 1823 cast the statue of the Duke of Kent by Sebastian Gahagan which was erected in Portland Place, London.show more

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  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 12mm | 313g
  • Frac Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136710064
  • 9786136710068