Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

James Sinclair

From Graces Guide
1857.
1860.
January 1872.
7th June 1872. Prince of Wales fire engine. Dicks patent.
21st June 1872.

James Sinclair, 14th Earl of Caithness, Fellow of the Royal Society.

(16 August 1821 – 28 March 1881).

He was a scientist, politician and inventor. He invented a steam carriage, the gravitating compass and a tape-loom.

1860 invented his steam car.

Followed by the steam plough which he used to create his new farm at Philip Mains, Mey.

He also invented an automatic rail-carriage-washer for the American market. [1]

One of his most unexpected inventions was an artificial leg, with which he won a prize at the French Exhibition in Paris in 1866.

In 1877, he published “Lectures on Popular and Scientific Subjects”. [2]


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