Jonathan Hornblower

Jonathan Hornblower

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Jonathan Hornblower was a British pioneer of steam power, the son of Jonathan Hornblower and brother of Jabez Carter Hornblower, two fellow pioneers. He developed a compound engine in 1781 but was prevented from pursuing his invention by litigation with James Watt over intellectual property. His compound steam engine principle was not revived until 1804 by Arthur Woolf. Following the expiration of Boulton and Watt's patent, Hornblower's compound steam engine principle contributed significantly to the increases in steam engine efficiency. He invented the double-beat steam valve in around 1800. In other developments in steam technology, however, he was more successful and he died a rich man at Penryn in 1815show more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 100g
  • Ject Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136669021
  • 9786136669021