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George Saunders

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George Saunders worked with John O'Kelly in Holland in 1725. He may have been with him at Liege in 1720.

1730 Arrived in Hainaut to set up steam engines at the Vedrin-lez-Namur silver and lead mine.

1741 The Vedrin venture proved uneconomic, and Saunders moved to Charleroi, where he erected an engine.


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Sources of Information

  • 'A new technology and its diffusion: steam engine construction in Europe 1720 - c.1780 (Part 2) by G. J. Hollister-Short, Industrial Archaeology, Vol 13 No. 2, Summer 1978