By Frank P. Bachman
Twelve tales of significant innovations, grouped less than innovations of steam and electrical energy, innovations of manufacture and construction, and in ventions of printing and conversation. the ultimate bankruptcy introduces the well-known inventors of the early 20th century. the tale of every invention is interwoven with that of the lifetime of its inventor. via those tales the reader learns how large issues are led to, and at the qualities of brain and middle which make for fulfillment. compatible for a long time 10 to fourteen.
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Well, George," asked a miner, "what do you make o' her? " "I could alter her," he replied, "and make her draw. " This conversation was reported to the manager, who in despair decided to give Stephenson a chance. " The engine was taken to pieces, and many changes were made. These were completed in about three days, and the engine put to pumping. " Stephenson had made good his words. His skill as an engine doctor was noised abroad. He was called upon to prescribe remedies for all the wheezy, creaky pumping engines of the neighborhood.
Many were doubtful, and some even wished that the engine might fail. But to the surprise of all it succeeded. It pumped water as they had never seen water pumped before. . " In a few days the mine was dry. It was the deepest mine in the district, and orders for engines began to come in. They came so fast that in the course of the next four or five years almost all the mines in England and Scotland were supplied. Boulton, Watt's partner, felt from the first that the greatest field for the steam engine was in mills and factories.
Whether Fulton would have become a great artist or not, no one can tell. He surely had artistic ability. He had been taught by the best teachers of England, and had gained some recognition and honor as an artist. At all events, if the world lost a great artist, it gained a great inventor. Nor was his training as an artist entirely lost when he turned engineer. He was able to make his ideas clear by means of drawings, and was also able to draw his own plans and designs. Immediately after making his decision, Fulton went to Birmingham, where he lived for two years.
Great Inventors And Their Inventions by Frank P. Bachman