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Newcomen Newsletter – Edition 5

By |October 2nd, 2020|Categories: Newsletter|

An artistic insight into steelmaking technology and working conditions 100 years ago, the ship that carried the fatal cargo of ammonium nitrate to Beirut, and the twists and turns of civil nuclear power generation in Britain + news of the latest Journal, on-line lectures, more websites and a book recommendation.

Newcomen Researchers Refute Claim That Stephenson Built Hetton Locomotive

By |July 17th, 2020|Categories: News|

Dr Michael Bailey and Peter Davidson conducted a forensic analysis of the steam locomotive Lyons, claimed to have been designed by George Stephenson and to pre-date Locomotion I (1825) and Rocket (1829).

Newcomen Newsletter – Edition 4

By |July 17th, 2020|Categories: Newsletter|

Bob Gwynne discusses the impact of lockdown on conservation groups - A back-street invention of a respirator for polio (with echoes of the Covid crisis) at Willcocks Engineering - Watt’s Kettle by Frances Green + Newcomen News, web-links, more reading & a free ride on Melbourne's cable trams.

Beautiful Engineering Technique

By |July 14th, 2020|Categories: Feature, News|

We explore fifty years of history of the Clevedon firm of Willcocks featuring pink elephants, flying saucers and all. This versatile firm pioneered polishing machines for microscopes, a portable respirator for polio victims and turned its hand to a range of difficult projects no one else would undertake.

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