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Title: Men of Invention and Industry Author: Samuel Smiles Posting Date: August 16, 2008 [EBook #725] Release Date: November, 1996 Language: English Character set encoding: ASCII *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK MEN OF INVENTION AND INDUSTRY *** Produced by Eric Hutton. HTML version by Al Haines. MEN OF INVENTION AND INDUSTRY by Samuel Smiles -Men there have been, ignorant of letters; without art, without eloquence; who yet had the wisdom to devise and the courage to perform that which they lacked language to explain.
Such men have worked the deliverance of nations and their own greatness.
Their hearts are their books; events are their tutors; great actions are their eloquence.---MACAULAY. Contents. Preface CHAPTER I Phineas Pett: Beginnings of English Shipbuilding CHAPTER II Francis Pettit Smith: Practical Introducer of the Screw Propeller CHAPTER III John Harrison: Inventor of the Marine Chronometer CHAPTER IV John Lombe: Introducer of the Silk Industry into England Tue Apr 04 21:33:08 2017 2 CHAPTER V William Murdock: His Life and Inventions CHAPTER VI Frederick Koenig: Inventor of the Steam-printing Machine CHAPTER VII The Walters of ’The Times’: Inventor of the Walter Press CHAPTER VIII William Clowes: Book-printing by Steam CHAPTER IX Charles Bianconi: A Lesson of Self-Help in Ireland CHAPTER X Industry in Ireland: Through Connaught and Ulster to Belfast CHAPTER XI Shipbuilding in Belfast: By Sir E.
J.
Harland, Engineer and Shipbuilder CHAPTER XII Astronomers and students in humble life: A new Chapter in the ’Pursuit of Knowledge under Difficulties’ PREFACE I offer this book as a continuatio...





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