The Life and Times of Sir Goldsworthy Gurney

The Life and Times of Sir Goldsworthy Gurney

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Goldsworthy Gurney trained as a surgeon in Cornwall but moved to London in 1820 to participate in the chemistry revolution led by Humphrey Davy and Michael Faraday. Successful as an inventor of laboratory equipment, lighting fixtures, and ventilating systems, he failed to convert his pioneering designs for steam locomotion into commercial success. His career illuminates the social and scientific communities that flourished alongside or under the shadow of Davy, Faraday, and Stephenson.While Gurney Was Developing His Invention, The Railways Were Still struggling with the financial uncertainties left over from their ... He was not familiar enough with the nascent community of mechanical engineers to recruit anyone with the skills, experience, and ... to John Ward, a retired East India Company official, to establish a regular carriage service from London to Liverpool and on to Scotland.

Title:The Life and Times of Sir Goldsworthy Gurney
Author:Dale H. Porter
Publisher:Lehigh University Press - 1998-01


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