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George Sorocold 3 Replies

Started by Paul Sharratt. Last reply by Paul Sharratt Dec 13, 2013.

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George Sorocold — further work by Paul Sharratt and Alan Gifford

ET Social Network Members may be interested to learn about a further reference to the early Engineer George Sorocold discovered during continued research by myself (Paul Sharratt) and Alan Gifford.

Our article on Sorocold concluded with a quote relating to Sorocold attributed to Robert Bald from 1812 which reads:

"Sorocold was one of two millwrights of his age who never failed in what they undertook, because they considered the perfection and success of their work first and…


Posted by Jane Joyce on December 12, 2013 at 8:30

George Sorocold - the mystery man

Engineering timelines contributors Paul Sharratt and Alan Gifford have been championing the cause of little-known hydraulic engineer George Sorocold, who was very active at the end of the 17th century and start of the 18th. Sorocold is perhaps best known for Derby Waterworks but he also worked all over the country, including in London, where he contributed waterwheels and pumps to the system installed under Old London Bridge.

Paul and Alan have been sleuthing hard, as little detail is…


Posted by Jane Joyce on June 13, 2013 at 5:14

Bidder Diary

Posted by J Michael Taylor on April 22, 2012 at 13:44


History community on the ICE website

The ICE has set up a communities facility on its website and one community of particualr note to our members is the Engineering History & Heritage Community, set up by good friend of Engineering Timelines, Carol Morgan. You'll find it at ... You may have to sign up to the ICE website but anyone can do this, you don't need to be an ICE member.

Created by Jane Joyce Jul 19, 2010 at 9:16am. Last updated by Jane Joyce Jul 19, 2010.



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