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NASMYTH, James (1808 - 1890)

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James Hall Nasmyth (sometimes spelled Naesmyth, Nasmith, or Nesmyth) was a Scottish engineer and inventor famous for his development of the steam hammer.

Scientist and inventor James Nasmyth, 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 astronomy; he was co-author of The Moon: Considered as a Planet, a World, and a Satellite (1874) with James Carpenter. This autobiography follows a chronological order, and a list of Nasmyth's inventions is given at the end of the book.
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* 19.08.1808 Édimbourg, Écosse born
1820 Édimbourg, Ecosse Conception d'une première machine à vapeur complète qui a été capable de courir un mile transportant 8 passagers.
1820 - 1843 Édimbourg, Écosse Production d'une large gamme de machines-outils en grand nombre chez Gaskell & Co.
1829 - 1831 Conception d'une fraiseuse avec fixation d'indexation.
1842 Edimbourg Production de marteau tout en améliorant la qualité des pièces forgées.
1843 Conception du principe du marteau à vapeur à une machine de battage.
10.04.1843 Patent N° 3042: steam hammer.
1847 Patent N°5172: pile driver.
1856 Édimbourg, Ecosse
1856 Europe, Russie, Inde Australie Production et vente de 490 marteaux à travers le monde.
† 07.05.1890 Londres died
Industrial Revolution, ca. 1780-1850
Industrialisation, ca. 1850-1920
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