A section of Joseph von Baader’s new hydraulic equipment for pumping water in the Royal Gardens in Nymphenburg, 1804 (Deutsches Museum)
The Latest Newcomen Society Journal – Vol 89 No’s 1 & 2
Now posted to members direct – Volume 89 of The International Journal for the History of Engineering & Technology is a bumper 275 page edition with half of the contributions coming from outside the UK – a truly International issue!
It includes a feature on the Time Ball at Port Louis, Mauritius built independently by the “colourful” Royal Engineer Lieutenant Colonel John Augustus Lloyd in 1833, as well as tales of the Industrial copying of US technology in pre-war Germany with clear echoes of today’s US / China relationship. The Dickinson Lecture given by Mike Chrimes on Engineering Biography covers men and women who have shaped the world. In the lecture he considers the salaries of engineers, their accumulated wealth as measures of their lifetime success, as well as their literary successes and scandals that marked their career. Also featured is Michael Eckert‘s report on The Struggles of Joseph von Baader, who applied the technology he learned in England and Scotland back in Bavaria.
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