John Elder (Shipbuilder)

John Elder (Shipbuilder)

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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 Elder (1824-1869), was a Scottish marine engineer and shipbuilder. He was born at Glasgow on 8 March 1824. His family was connected with Kinross, where, for several generations, his forefathers had followed the occupation of wrights, for which they seemed to have a special aptitude. His father, David Elder, settled in Glasgow, and entered the establishment of Mr. Napier, the well-known shipbuilder, under whom, in 1822, he constructed the first marine engine, which was fitted up in the River Leven for the passage between Glasgow and Dumbarton. David Elder, was the author of many inventions and improvements in the machinery of steam vessels, and to the excellence of his engines the success of the Cunard Line of steamers, in establishing regular communication between the opposite shores of the Atlantic, was mainly due. He died in January 1866, in his eighty-second year. John Elder was David's third sonshow more

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  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 204g
  • Culp Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136619741
  • 9786136619743