Evans, Oliver

Evans, Oliver,

1755–1819, American inventor, b. near Newport, Del. He joined his brothers in a flour-milling business in Wilmington, and after studying similar earlier devices, he developed, installed, and patented a number of grain-handling machines. These inventions included an elevator, a conveyor, a descender, and a hopper boy; a generation later they were standard equipment in U.S. mills. The flour mill he built in the 1780s was completely automatic, constituting the first continuous–flow production line in history. His Young Mill-Wright & Miller's Guide (1795) went through many editions. After experimenting with a steam carriage to run on ordinary roads, Evans turned his attention to stationary steam engines. He was a pioneer in the building of high-pressure engines, and after establishing the Mars Iron Works in 1807 built about 50 engines, most of them used in pumping. He built the first steam river dredge to be used in the United States, bringing it to the river under its own power.

Evans, Oliver

(1755–1819) inventor, manufacturer; born near Newport, Del. Self-taught, a natural mechanic, he invented a high-speed machine for carding wool in 1777. By 1785, despite a chronic shortage of funds, he had designed and built automatic machinery that made it possible to mill grain in one continuous process. He became America's first steam engine builder, improving on James Watt's invention with several advanced models, including an amphibious steam-powered dredging machine (1804), America's first self-propelled land vehicle. In 1807 he established the Mars Iron Works; at the time of his death, the company had produced some 50 steam engines.
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Finalists: Ieuan Lloyd, Bradley Price, Matt Edwards, Cathryn Williams, Finn Taylor, Joe Evans, Oliver Coe, Kayleigh Dawson, Catherine Harvey, Charlotte Constantine, Sophia Pauley, Hannah Kane Roberts.
STOURBRIDGE: Farrington; Bressington (Cooksammy 69), Shillingford, Barkley (Tuipulotu 66), Hearn; Dipple, White; Hill (Garner K 66), Page (Garner D 58), George, Dacres, Hurrell, Mukurati, Uzoigwe (Moore 54) Rodley BIRMINGHAM & SOLIHULL: Heath; Evans, Oliver (Elvers 51), Leach, Mogaji (Fensome 69); Canning, Petty; Long (Boyce 51), Radburn, Bingham (Koziot 55), Spink, Goddard, Stephens, Stoddard (Forder 51), Connolly
With an absentee list in double figures, there were recalls for Corry Evans, Oliver Norwood and McGinn, and the battling Irish came so close.
Additional reporting by Khaled Yacoub Oweis in Amman, Mariam Karouny, Dominic Evans, Oliver Holmes and Laila Bassam in Beirut, Stephanie Nebehay in Geneva, Steve Gutterman in Moscow and Nour Merza in Dubai
IN FIGHTING FORM: Coaches Bob Sykes, centre left, and Niko Gjoka, centre right, with, clockwise from left, Max Shaw, Ryan Smith, Reuben Swallow, Adam Parker, Dominic Pember, Jack Evans, Oliver Sykes and Bradley Everson (PW091111Dtitans-01)
Evans, Oliver Norwood, Pat McCourt and Rory Patterson.
The first product developed by the firm--whose founders included Shelby Thames, James Evans, Oliver Smith, Jim Watts, and Rocky Prior--was called American Pride, a nod to its association with the military.
Back row: Gareth Taylor, Mark Evans, Oliver Atkinson, Dan Williams, Richard Stott, Paul Arnold, Alastair Muldowney, Andy Reay and George Davis Picture, JOHN REAVENALL
Llanberis toppled Llandudno Junction 6-1 thanks to hat-tricks from Dave Jones and Richard Evans, Oliver Williams pulling one back.
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Davies, 66, received accolades for his performance in the Disney movie Funny Bones, alongside Lee Evans, Oliver Reed, and Jerry Lewis.