See also:American mechanician, was
See also:born at
See also:Delaware, in 1755 . He was apprenticed to a wheelwright, and at the age of twenty-two he invented a machine for making the card-teeth used in
See also:carding wool and
See also:cotton . In 1780 he became partner with his
See also:brothers, who were
See also:practical millers, and soon introduced various labour-saving appliances which both cheapened and improved the processes of
See also:flour= milling . Turning his
See also:attention to the steam engine, he employed steam at a relatively high pressure, and the plans of his invention which he sent over to England in 1787 and in 1794-1795 aresaid to have been seen by R . Trevithick, whom in that case he anticipated in the adoption of the high-pressure principle . He made use of his engine for
See also:mill machinery; and in 1803 he constructed a steam dredging machine, which also propelled itself on
See also:land . In 1819 a disastrous
See also:fire broke out in his factory at Pittsburg, and he did not long survive it, dying at New
See also:York on the 21st of
See also:April 1819 .
EVAN HERBER EVANS (1836-1896)
SIR GEORGE DE LACY EVANS (1787–1870)
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