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Industrial Biography: Iron-workers and Tool-makers

Industrial Biography: Iron-workers and Tool-makers

Source : Internet Archive

Industrial Biography: Iron-workers and Tool-makers

Industrial Biography: Iron-workers and Tool-makers

Source : Internet Archive

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William Fairbairn, F. R. S., Mr. J. O. March, tool manufacturer (Mayor of Leeds), Mr.


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of Progress in Machine-tools. - William Fairbairn's early Years. - His Education.-Life in the Highlands. - Begins Work at Kelso


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combined. In the opinion of Mr. Fairbairn of Manchester, the inventions of Henry Cort have already added six hundred millions


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in the cotton-spinning trade", and Mr. Fairbairn, in his contribution on Iron', in the Encyctopadia Britannica, says that it "


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Mr. William Fairbairn has stated that when he first became acquainted with mechanical engineering, about sixty


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of Derby, Matthew Murray and Peter Fairbairn of Leeds, Richard Roberts, Joseph Whitworth, James Nasmyth, and William Fairbairn of Manchester,


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Joseph Whitworth, James Nasmyth, and William Fairbairn of Manchester, to all of whom the manufacturing industry of Great Britain stands


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of flax-machinery, the late Sir Peter Fairbairn is entitled to high merit: the work turned out by him being of


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first entered this city," said Mr. Fairbairn, in his inaugural address as President of the British Association at Manchester in


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position in life. His father, Andrew Fairbairn, was the son of a gardener in the employment of Mr.


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William Fairbairn was born at Kelso on the 19th of February, 1787. His parents occupied


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Wbitworth, of Manchester, and Sir Peter Fairbairn of Leeds1


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While Andrew Fairbairn (William's father) lived at Smailholm, Walter Scott was living with his grandmother in Smailholm or


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reception was not finished, and Andrew Fairbairn, with his wife and five children, had to take temporary refuge in a


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younger children at home. But Andrew Fairbairn possessed a great treasure in his wife, who was a woman of much


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during their life at Moy. Mrs. Fairbairn span and made all the children's clothes, as well as the blankets and


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was by no means satisfactory, Andrew Fairbairn determined again to remove southward with his family, and selling off everything, they


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afterwards well known as Sir Peter Fairbairn, mayor of Leeds, - in various directions about the farm, and sometimes to


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never returned. Many years later, Mr. Fairbairn was present at the starting of a cotton-mill at Wesserling in Alsace, belonging


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was about this time that William Fairbairn made the acquaintance of George Stephenson, while the latter was employed in working


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had reached his twenty-first year, William Fairbairn shortly after determined to go forth into the world in search of experience.


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assembly of workingmen at Derby, Mr. Fairbairn said, " When I first entered London, a young man from the country


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more successful machine, constructed by Mr. Fairbairn about the same time, was a sausage-chopping machine, which he contrived and made


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of the nail-making machinery occupied Mr. Fairbairn the entire summer r and on its completion he set sail in the


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To return to Mr. Fairbairn's career, and his progress as a millwright and engineer in Manchester. When he


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It occurred to Mr. Fairbairn that the defective arrangements thus briefly described might be remedied by the introduction


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time the principles introduced by Mr. Fairbairn have been adopted wherever steam is employed as a motive power in mills.


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Mr. Fairbairn and his partner had a hard uphill battle to fight while these improvements


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the Forth and Clyde Canal, Mr. Fairbairn, who had already become extensively known as a scientific mechanic, was requested to


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at Birkenhead, and in 1835, Mr. Fairbairn established extensive works at Mi Uwall, on the Thames, - afterwards occupied by


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+ The thorough knowledge which Mr. Fairbairn possessed of the strength of wrought-iron in the form of the Lollow beam


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to the practical improvements which Mr. Fairbairn has been instrumental in introducing in the construction of buildings of various kinds


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225. The mere list of Mr. Fairbairn's writings would occupy considerable space, for, notwithstanding his great labors as an engineer,


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" Indeed," says Mr. Fairbairn, " the mechanical operations of the present day could not have been accomplished


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Fairbairn, William, on machinetools, 260,861, his birth, father's intercourse with Sir W. Scott in childhood, 862,


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aged, infirm, and poor, 164,' Mr. Fairbairn's opinion as to the value of Cort's unrequited inventions, 169. i Cotton trade,