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James Nasmyth

James Nasmyth - Engineer. An autobiography by James Nasmyth. Edited by Samuel Smiles. Published 1883 by John Murray of Albemarle Street, London

Chapter I My Ancestry
Chapter II Alexander Nasmyth
Chapter III An Artist's Family
Chapter IV My Early Years
Chapter V My School Days
Chapter VI Mechanical Beginnings
Chapter VII Henry Maudsley, London.
Chapter VIII Maudsley's Private Assistant
Chapter IX Holiday in the Manufacturing Districts
Chapter X Begin Business in Manchester
Chapter XI Bridgewater Foundry - Partnership
Chapter XII Free Trade in Ability - The Strike - Death of my Father
Chapter XIII My Marriage - The Steam Hammer
Chapter XIV Travels in France and Italy
Chapter XV Steam Hammer Pile Driver
Chapter XVI Nuremberg - St. Petersburg - Dannemora
Chapter XVII More about Bridgewater Foundry - Woolwich Arsenal
Chapter XVIII Astronomical Pursuits
Chapter XIX More about Astronomy
Chapter XX Retirement from Business
Chapter XXI Active Leisure
Chronological List Chronological List of Mechanical Inventions and Technical Contrivances
Sun-Ray Sun-Ray Origin of the Pyramids, and the Cuneiform Character

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