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Men of invention and industry

Smiles, Samuel, 1812-1904

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  • Creator by Samuel Smiles
  • Format Books
  • Publication New York : Harper & Brothers, 1885.
  • Physical Details
    • iv, 382 pages, 14 pages ; 20 cm
  • OCLC ocm01334754

Notes

  • Publisher's advertisements: p. 1-14 at end.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.

Contents

  • Phineas Pett : beginnings of English shipbuilding -- Francis Pettit Smith, practical introducer of the screw propeller -- John Harrison, inventor of the marine chronometer -- John Lombe, introducer of the silk industry into England -- William Murdock, his life and inventions -- Frederick Koenig, inventor of the steam-printing machine -- The Walters of the "Times" : invention of the Walter press -- William Clowes : book-printing by steam -- Charles Bianconi : a lesson of self-help in Ireland -- Industry in Ireland : through Connaught and Ulster to Belfast -- Ship-building in Belfast / by E.T. Harland, engineer and shipbuilder -- Astronomers and students in humble life : a new chapter in the "Pursuit of knowledge under difficulties"