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E. A. Stevens

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Edwin Augustus Stevens, an American engineer; brother of Robert L. Stevens; son of John Stevens, of Hoboken

1827 Applied forced draught to a marine boiler in the North America - this was said to have been the first such application.[1]

1837-8 the brothers Stevens tried an exhaust fan on a horizontal spindle in the chimney of a shop engine at the works of the Camden and Amboy Railway.

1838 they fitted a similar fan to the steamboat Philadelphia

He also invented the air-tight fire-room, which was used in conjunction with forced draught.

Worked on testing armour using thick iron plates and laminated armour.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1891