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- DescriptionThis autobiography was first published in 1883, and recounts the life of the Scottish scientist and inventor James Nasmyth (1808-1890), who was arguably the last of the early pioneers of the machine tool industry, most famously remembered for his invention of the steam hammer. He also produced and manufactured several other important machine tools, including a hydraulic press which used water pressure to force tight-fitting machine parts together. All of these machines became popular in manufacturing, and all are still in use today in modified forms. Nasmyth retired from business in 1856 at the age of just 48, and pursued his various hobbies including astromy; he was co-author of The Moon: Considered as a Planet, a World, and a Satellite (1874) with James Carpenter. This autobiography follows a chrological order, and a list of Nasmyth's inventions is given at the end of the book.
- Author(s)James Nasmyth
- PublisherCambridge Library Collection
- Date of Publication10/06/2010
- SubjectPopular Science
- Series TitleCambridge Library Collection - Technology
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Note11 b/w illus.
- Weight630 g
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine28 mm
- Edited bySamuel Smiles
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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