Murdock, William

Murdock, William

 

Born Aug. 21, 1754, in Auchinleck, Ayr, Scotland; died Nov. 15, 1839, In soho, near Birmingham. British mechanical engineer.

Beginning in 1777, Murdock collaborated with J. Watt and helped improve the steam engine. He invented a steam engine with an oscillating cylinder (1784), a stone-drilling machine (1798), and a slide valve (1799). In 1792 he achieved dry distillation of coal, and in 1803 he used the gas obtained by distillation to provide lighting for a factory in Soho.

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Regular members included: Matthew Boulton, Erasmus Darwin, Thomas Day, Richard Lovell Edgeworth, Samuel Galton, Robert Augustus Johnson, James Keir, Joseph Priestley, William Murdock, William Small, Jonathan Stokes, James Watt, Josiah Wedgwood, John Whitehurst and William Withering.
N Ireland: (4-5-1): Taylor;Hughes, Murdock, Williams, Capaldi; Gillespie, Johnson, Whitley, Davis, Elliott; Healy.
N IRELAND SQUAD: Taylor, Carroll, Baird, Hughes, Clyde, McCartney, Murdock, Williams, Craigan, Johnson, Whitley, McVeigh, Elliott, Sonner, Doherty, Jones, Smith, Quinn.
NORTHERN IRELAND - Taylor, A Hughes, Murdock, Williams, Capaldi (McCartney 90), Johnson,Clyde,Whitley,M Hughes,Healy,Quinn (Smith 57), Smith (McVeigh 89).
NORTHERN IRELAND: Taylor, A Hughes, Murdock, Williams, Capaldi (McCartney 90), Johnson, Clyde, Whitley, M Hughes, Healy, Quinn (Smith 57), Smith (McVeigh 89).
Northern Ireland - Taylor, Griffin, Murdock, Williams, McCartney, Kennedy, Gillespie, Johnson, Healy, Quinn, Horlock.
NORTHERN IRELAND: Taylor, A Hughes, Murdock, Williams, Capaldi, Johnson, Clyde, Whitley, M Hughes, Healy, Quinn.
NORTHERN IRELAND SQUAD: Carroll, Taylor, Hughes, Murdock, Williams, Nolan, Griffin, Elliott, Lennon, Whitley, Gillespie, Johnson, Kennedy, Mulryne, Healy, Ferguson, Quinn.
N IRELAND: Carroll, A Hughes, Murdock, Williams, Griffin, Elliott (Gray 76), Magilton, Lennon, Gillespie, MHughes, Healy (Ferguson 76).