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…Continue
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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…Continue
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A railway poster of one of England’s most iconic bridges fetched £1000 at a Christie’s auction on Friday.
The poster of Berwick-upon-Tweed’s Royal Border Bridge is by Terence Cuneo, one of England’s most…Continue
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George Stephenson at St George's Hall Liverpool but what is carved here....................…Continue
Issac Lowthian Bell was born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne on the 16th of February 1816. He was the son of Thomas Bell, a member of the firm of Losh, Wilson and Bell Ironworks at Walker. Bell was educated at Dr Bruce's Academy (Newcastle-upon-Tyne), Edinburgh University, and the University of the Sorbonne (Paris).
In 1850 Bell was appointed manager of Walker Ironworks. In the same year he established a chemical works at Washington with Mr Hugh Lee Pattinson and Mr R. B. Bowman (the…Continue
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Few people seem to know that the Leicester to Swannington Railway was one of the oldest railways in the world. This new publication, the work of many authors under the editorship of LIHS member Keith Drury, brings together a wealth of material, including hundreds of previously unpublished photographs. It includes all the new material relating to the railway system between Leicester and Swannington which has been found by…Continue
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ScienceFest is a six-day festival for all ages taking place in March in Newcastle, and celebrating creativity in science, technology, engineering and maths at venues across the city.
Events will include the UK Maker Faire at the Centre for Life and Discovery Museum. The Faire is a weekend (12/“13 March) where inventors can demonstrate their creations. Those already signed up include makers of interactive robots and a fire-breathing…Continue
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Journal of the Institution of Electrical Engineers, Vol XXVIII, 1899…Continue
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A specialist crew of electricians has been in Berwick for the last few weeks working on the installation of LED lighting in the viaduct’s 28 arches.
The provisional date for the official opening of the Royal Border Bridge illuminations is Friday 22 October…Continue
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cover shows repro Rocket at NRM, York…
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