Author

James Nasmyth

Scottish mechanical engineer and inventor

1808   -   1890

country of citizenship: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
educated at: Royal High School, Heriot-Watt University
occupation: astronomer, inventor, engineer
student of: Robert Bald

James Hall Nasmyth (sometimes spelled Naesmyth, Nasmith, or Nesmyth) (19 August 1808 – 7 May 1890) was a Scottish engineer, philosopher, artist and inventor famous for his development of the steam hammer. He was the co-founder of Nasmyth, Gaskell and Company manufacturers of machine tools. He retired at the age of 48, and moved to Penshurst, Kent where he developed his hobbies of astronomy and photography.
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