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Fairbairn, William, Sir, 1789 - 1874 (1st Baronet, engineer)

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Papers on steam engines and propellers, 1838 - 1848

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/449
Scope and Contents Works and correspondence on steam engines and propellers as used in sea-going vessels, including J. Seaward's accounts of the steam engine used for the frigate 'Gorgon' and its performance; R. Cunningham on rotary steam engine; writing on Hoseason's expansive gear in 'The United States Services Gazette'; a report on the Earl of Dundonald's rotary engine; diagrams on card of a revolution of the propeller shaft; plans of pistons; a paper by A.H. Renton, including drawings of economy of fuel on...
Dates: 1838 - 1848
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