James Nasmyth

James Hall Nasmyth (sometimes spelled Naesmyth, Nasmith, or Nesmyth) (19 August 1808 – 7 May 1890) was a Scottish engineer, artist and inventor famous for his development of the steam hammer. He was the co-founder of Nasmyth, Gaskell and Company manufacturers of machine tools. He retired at the age of 48, and moved to Penshurst, Kent where he developed his hobbies of astronomy and photography.

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  • The Shaper: for Iron works
    Around 1826 an Inventor by the name of James Nasmyth of Manchester, England, invented the Shaper.
  • Patent for a Steam Forge Hammer
    Inventor James Nasmyth of Manchester, England, applied for a patent (in 1842) for a Steam Forge Hammer. As they say “Inventions / innovations are born out of nessecity”…

      James Nasmyth
      August 19th 1808
      Edinburgh, Scotland
      May 7th 1890 (aged 81)

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