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James Nasmyth

Woodburytype print, c.1877
Born 19 August 1808 (1808-08-19)
Edinburgh, Scotland
Died 7 May 1890 (1890-05-08) (aged 81)
Residence England (1829)
Citizenship British
Nationality Scottish
Fields Mechanical engineer
Artist
Inventor
Institutions Nasmyth, Gaskell and Company,(1836–50)
James Nasmyth and Company (1850–56)
Alma mater Heriot-Watt University
Known for Steam hammer
Machine tools
Locomotives
Astronomy
Photography

In order to keep pace with the influx of work I had to take on fresh hands.
James Nasmyth
Everything connected with war and warlike exploits is interesting to a boy.
James Nasmyth
From a very early period of my life I have derived the highest enjoyment from listening to music, especially to melody, which is to me the most pleasing form of composition.
James Nasmyth
In 1854 I took out a patent for puddling iron by means of steam.
But my most favourite pursuit, after my daily exertions at the Foundry, was Astronomy. There were frequently clear nights when the glorious objects in the Heavens were seen in most attractive beauty and brilliancy.
James Nasmyth
In course of time the Brothers Cowper removed the manufacture of their printing machines from London, to Manchester. There they found skilled and energetic workmen, ready to carry their plans into effect.
James Nasmyth
Week by week my orders grew, and the flat of the old mill soon assumed a very busy aspect.
James Nasmyth
My father was always anxious to give pleasure to his children. Accordingly, he took me one day, as a special treat, to the top of the grand old tower, to see the chimes played.
James Nasmyth
Time passed by. I had furnished steam hammers to the principal foundries in England. I had sent them abroad, even to Russia. At length it became known to the Lords of the Admiralty that a new power in forging had been introduced.
James Nasmyth
OUR history begins before we are born. We represent the hereditary influences of our race, and our ancestors virtually live in us.
James Nasmyth