Symington and the Steamboat

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Lulu.com, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 144 pages
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"There have been numerous books written about the development of the steamship but most deal with vessels built after Robert Fulton's commercial success of 1807 in America. Very few contain more than a line or so on the many earlier attempts made, and these at best only briefly mention William Symington. Both Fulton and Symington were contemporaries in their early but seperate endeavours between 1785 and 1807. Neither were commercially successful by Symingtons last vessel of 1803 and possibly his penultimate one of 1801, were the technical equal of the vessel built by Fulton in 1807." -- from dust jacket.
  

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Contents

Introduction
6
two The Steam Carriage
16
List ofIllustrations 23 The Steam Carriage
23
three Miller Taylor
24
four The Dalswinton Boat
32
The Dalswinton Boat
39
The Dalswinton Boat Engine Details
40
The Dalswinton Boat Engine Schematic Taylors Sketch 42 The Dalswinton Boat Engine
41
Map The Forth Clyde Canal
63
The 1801 Vessel Ex Symingtons Brief History of Steam Navigation
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The 1801 Vessel Ex Symingtons petition papers
71
eight Dundas Symingtyon
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The Charlotte Dundas Ex Symingtons petition papers
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The Charlotte Dundas Cheffins Lithograph Harts Sketch
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The Charlotte Dundas The R I Sketch of Symingtons Model Starks Sketch
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Fultons 1803 Vessel
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The Dalswinton Boat Plan Elevation
43
The 1789 Vessel
44
Map The Bridgewater Canal
59
Buonaparte
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seven Dundas Symington
62
ten The Petition
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Symingtons Memorial Sketches
107
eleven Summary
108
The Charlotte Dundas Conjectural Plan Elevation
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Index 120143
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