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”…
August 19th 1808
May 7th 1890 (aged 81)
- James Nasmyth – Wikipedia
James Nasmyth was born at 47 York Place, Edinburgh where his father Alexander Nasmyth was a landscape and portrait painter.
- James Nasmyth | Scottish engineer | Britannica.com
James Nasmyth, (born Aug. 19, 1808, Edinburgh, Scot.—died May 7, 1890, London, Eng.), British engineer known primarily for his invention of the steam hammer.
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Although best known for his steam hammer, Nasmyth also did much to improve the design of machine tools in general.
- James Nasmyth Biography (1808-1890) – How Products Are Made
Nasmyth was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, on August 19, 1808, the son of an artist. He left school at age twelve to make model engines and other mechanicaldevices.
- James Nasmyth – Electric Scotland
The founder Of the Scotch family of Naesmyth is said to have derived his name from the following circumstance.