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Neilson, James Beaumontlocked

(1792–1865)
  • Francis Espinasse
  • , revised by Ian Donnachie

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Neilson, James Beaumont (1792–1865), engineer and inventor of the hot blast in iron manufacture, was born on 22 June 1792 at Shettleston, then a village near Glasgow, the son of Walter Neilson, a millwright, and Barbara née Smith. His father subsequently became an engine-wright at ...

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