Life in Edinburgh in the 18th and 19th Cent. His artist father. Travels in England and Europe. His factory and inventions including the Steam Hammer. Pursuit of astronomy after an early retirement. Edited by Samuel Smiles.
entions is given at the end of the volume, which shows, so far, what he has been enabled to accomplish during his mechanical career. These begin at a very early age, and were continued for about thirty years of a busy and active life. Very few of them were patented; many of them, though widely adopted, are unacknowledged as his invention. They, nevertheless, did much to advance the mechanical arts, and still continue to do excellent service in the engineering world.
The chapter relating to the origin of the Cuneiform Character, and of the Pyramid or Sun-worship in its relation to Egyptian Architecture, is placed at the end, so as not to interrupt the personal narrative. That chapter, it is believed, will be found very interesting, illustrated, as it is, by Mr. Nasmyth's drawings.
LONDON, October 1885.
My Ancestry Sentim
This is a must-read for anyone interested in history or the history of technology, or just great biography. Nasmyth was raised very well and in this book he explains the beautiful attributes and skills he was taught from a young age, how they brought his career to fruition, and even spends time on items of interest for modern technologists, such as releasing patents to the public. I found this book surprising, humorous (especially the bit about where his last name comes from), and poignant, and felt like I was learning at the feet of a great man. Highly recommended.
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