James Nasmyth

(redirected from James Hall Nasmyth)
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Nasmyth, James

 

Born Aug. 19, 1808, in Edinburgh; died May 7, 1890, in London. English machine builder.

Nasmyth received a classical school education; from 1829 to 1831 he studied under H. Maudslay. He established his own machine-building enterprise in Manchester (beginning in 1834). In 1839 he designed a steam hammer, for which he received a patent in 1842. He built shaping and milling machines for work on the side planes of nuts. In 1843 he traveled to St. Petersburg; he later supplied steam hammers and machine tools to Russia. He published a treatise in which he drew conclusions from his experience in designing metalworking machines (1841).

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
(11) However, it was the team of James Hall Nasmyth (1808-'90) and James Carpenter (1840'99) who, in their monograph The Moon: Considered as a Planet, a World, and a Satellite (1874), first paid proper attention to what they called the 'causative phenomena' giving rise to the features observed on the lunar surface.