Marc Seguin

Marc Seguin

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Marc Seguin was a French engineer, inventor of the wire-cable suspension bridge and the multi-tubular steam-engine boiler. Born Annonay, Ard che to Marc Fran ois Seguin, founder of Seguin & Co. and Th r se-Augustine de Montgolfier niece of Joseph Montgolfier, he was an inventor and entrepreneur. He developed the first suspension bridge in continental Europe, building and administering toll-bridges for a total of 186 bridges throughout France. Shortly after the Stockton and Darlington Railway in England opened he visited it and observed George Stephenson's Locomotion in operation. In 1829, he delivered two steam locomotives of his own design to the Lyons & St Etienne railway. These used an innovative multi-tube boiler and also prominent mechanically driven fans to provide draught on the fire, rather than the blastpipe that was coming into common service at this period.
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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 150g
  • United States
  • English
  • 613576389X
  • 9786135763898