See also:American inventor and physicist, was
See also:born at
See also:Newburyport, Massachusetts, in 1766, and was apprenticed to a goldsmith . He soon made himself known by a variety of useful
See also:mechanical inventions, and in 1818 came over to England with a plan for
See also:bank-notes on
See also:steel, which ultimately proved a
See also:signal success, and was carried out by Perkins in
See also:partnership with the
See also:English engraver Heath . His chief contribution to physics
See also:lay in the experiments by which he proved the compressibility of
See also:water and measured it by a piezometer of his own invention (see Phil . Trans.,1820, 1826) . He retired in 1834, and died in
See also:London on the 3oth of
See also:July 1849 . His second son, ANGIER
See also:MARCH PERKINS (1799?-1881), also born at Newburyport, went to England in 1827, and was the author of a
See also:system of warming buildings by means of high-pressure steam . His
See also:LOFTUS PERKINS (1834-1891), most of whose
See also:life was spent in England, experimented with the application to steam engines of steam at very high pressures, constructing in 188o a yacht, }t~he "
See also:Anthracite," whose engines worked with a pressure of 500 rb to the sq. in .
CHARLES CALLAHAN PERKINS (1823-1886)
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