Zalesov, Polikarp

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Zalesov, Polikarp Mikhailovich


Born circa 1773; died circa 1835. Russian inventor.

Zalesov graduated from the Barnaul Mining School in 1790. He was a mining engineer at the Salair Mine of the Kolyvano-Voskresenskii Works (Altai). In 1806 he worked out a plan for an active one-step steam turbine to drive a water hoist and fire-fighting pump. In 1816 the Gur’ev Silver Refining Plant was built according to Zalesov’s plan.


Savel’ev, N.Sibirskie mekhaniki P. M. Zalesov i M. S. Laulin. Novosibirsk, 1953.
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