Person/Organisation NameNasmyth; James (1808-1890); Engineer and inventor
SurnameNasmyth
ForenamesJames
Dates1808-1890
EpithetEngineer and inventor
ActivityOft credited with inventing the steam hammer (counter claims exist), he did certainly develop it. 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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NAS/1/8/2Elevations: large
NAS/1/19/1Elevation
NAS/2/3Letters patent no. 803
NAS/1/17/2/14Elevation and plan: anvil and base
NAS/1/17/2/16Steam hammer forge
NAS/2/4Letters patent no. 2500
NAS/2/1Letters patent no. 2577
NAS/1/11Registered engines
NAS/1/4/3Elevations and details
NAS/5Model steam hammer
NAS/2/2Letters patent for Scotland
NAS/2Legal papers
NAS/3Letters
NAS/3/1Letter book
NAS/1/1/6Sections: motion
NAS/1/1/7Sections: press
NAS/1/17/2/13Plans and elevations: foundation
NAS/1/1/5Elevation and section: motion
NAS/1/3Safety ladle
NAS/1/1Packing press machine
NAS/1/4Paring machines
NAS/1/1/8Vertical sections: press
NAS/1/6/1Plans and elevations
NAS/1/8/1Elevations
NAS/1/12/2Plan and elevations: patent portable
NAS/1/7Rivet making machine
NAS/1/15/1Elevation
NAS/1/3/1Sketch
NAS/1/17/1/1Elevation
NAS/1/17/2/3Plan, elevation and details: base
NAS/1/17/2/7Front elevation
NAS/1/17/2/6Elevations and details: piston
NAS/1/17/1"Steam Hercules"
NAS/1/17/2/8Nasmyth's patent: 1 cwt
NAS/1/17/2/1Patent no 11767
NAS/1/17/2/9Nasmyth's patent: 5 cwt
NAS/1/17/2Steam hammer
NAS/1/1/4Sections: motion
NAS/1/17/1/2Elevation
NAS/1/17/1/3Plan and elevation
NAS/1/21/1Elevations
NAS/1/17/2/12Elevation: self-acting motion
NAS/1/20/1"James Nasmyth's floating mortar of short range by means of which the largest ship of an invading enemy may be destroyed at one masterly blow"
NAS/1/17Steam hammers
NAS/1/15Speed regulator machine
NAS/1/11/1Elevations
NAS/1/17/2/15Elevations: stamp hammer
NAS/1/19Telescope mounting
NAS/1/17/2/5 Plan, elevation and details: foundations
NAS/1/14/2Elevations
NAS/1/1/1Plan, elevation and sections: press
NAS/4/2'The Fairies'
NAS/1/21Unidentified machine
NASJames Nasmyth
NAS/4/1'Every Body for Ever'
NAS/1/4/2Elevations
NAS/1/3/3Incomplete drawing
NAS/1/8/3Elevations
NAS/4/8'Old Mortality'
NAS/4/5'Udolpho'
NAS/1/1/3Elevation and section: motion
NAS/1/11/2Plan and elevation
NAS/1/11/3Elevations
NAS/4/7'Robinson Crusoe'
NAS/1/7/1Plan, section and elevations
NAS/1/10/1Plan and elevations
NAS/1/8Punching and shearing machines
NAS/1/12Key grooving machine
NAS/4/3'The Alchemist in Difficulty'
NAS/1/5/1Elevations
NAS/1/1/10Vertical sections and plan: press
NAS/1/17/2/2Elevations
NAS/1/17/2/10Nasmyth's patent: unidentified cwt
NAS/1/13/1Elevations
NAS/1/18Locomotives
NAS/1/5/5Elevations: 3 feet
NAS/1/3/2Sketch
NAS/1/9/1Plan, elevation and sections
NAS/1/9Pile driver machine
NAS/1/17/2/11Elevation:10 cwt
NAS/1/16Pumping engine
NAS/1/10Bar cutting machine
NAS/1/16/1Elevations
NAS/1/5/4Elevations: small lever
NAS/1/17/2/4Nasmyth's patent: unidentified cwt
NAS/1/14/1Plan and elevations
NAS/1/20Floating mortar
NAS/1/5Planing machines
NAS/1Engineering drawings
NAS/1/13Double lathe machine
NAS/1/5/2Plan and elevations: 6 feet
NAS/1/5/3Elevations: fly planing
NAS/1/6Radial drilling machine
NAS/1/14Boring mill machines
NAS/4/6'A Bit of Old England'
NAS/1/2"Scheme Book"
NAS/1/1/9Sections: press
NAS/4/9Workshop
NAS/1/4/1Elevations
NAS/1/12/3Elevations: Great Western Railway
NAS/1/18/1Robert Wilson's steam engine
NAS/1/1/2Elevation and sections: motion
NAS/1/12/1Elevations: patent groove
NAS/4Personal drawings
NAS/4/4'Gathering Sticks'
NAS/6/2Portrait
NAS/6/1Portrait with hammer
NAS/6Portraits
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