The Steam-Powered Sawmill

A steam-powered sawmill was built in London, England in 1663. Sawyers who feared unemployment, rioted at its introduction.

      London, England

Additional Information:

  • Sawmill – Wikipedia
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    Mulligan and Forsythe made about £3000 from the ore before attracting … The first steam powered sawmill in Queensland had opened in …
  • Sawmill – The Canadian Encyclopedia
    Feb 7, 2006 – Early sawmills were simple structures: water-powered and cheaply built, usually with a single reciprocating blade and a hand-operated ratchet … Steam power, increasingly common after mid-century, meant faster, more …
  • Sawmill – Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    The Dutchman Cornelis Corneliszoon (1550-1607) invented his type of sawmill by applying a pitman arm onto a wind mill, which converted a turning motion into an up-an-down motion. Corneliszoon patented the sawmill on December 15, 1593 and the pitman on December 6, 1597. He built the first sawmill there in 1594.

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