Read, Nathan

Read, Nathan

(1750–1849) engineer; born in Warren, Mass. As a pharmacist, he worked on adapting Watt's steam engine to boats and road carriages. By 1791 he shared a patent for a chain-wheel method of using paddle wheels to propel a steamboat, but he never got financing to build it. He turned to iron manufacturing and in 1795 invented a machine for curring and heading nails. After 1800 he was active in politics.
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Front: Ewan Williams, Oliver Read, Nathan Cyrus, Peter Moran, Connor Broadhead and Callum Perrin Order ref: 050114tigker
Llanishen look to be in for a struggle in their new division of Two East on the evidence of Saturday's showing as they lost 32-6 at Ynysybwl, where the Bwl gained a five-point flyer with six tries coming from Jamie Richards (2), John Read, Nathan Ellis, Gavin Jones and Shaun Ireland, the latter converting one.
Cast: Dein Perry, Darren Disney, Christopher Horsey, Drew Kaluski, Ben Read, Nathan Sheens, Billy Burke, Jeremy Kiesman, Gil Stroming.