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Thomas Machin

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Thomas Machin (March 20, 1744 – April 3, 1816) was a British-born soldier and construction engineer in America.

Machin was born in Staffordshire, and in his youth was apprenticed to English canal builder James Brindley.

For much more, see Wikipedia entry

For an interesting sideline on Machin's 'defensive chain' at West Point see 'The Great Chain Hoax'[1]

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] 'The Great Chain Hoax' by Lincoln Diamant