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Fairbairn, William Sir 1789-1874

Works: 165 works in 518 publications in 2 languages and 3,356 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  History  Handbooks and manuals  Maps  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Printer
Classifications: TH1610, 624.2
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Most widely held works by William Fairbairn
On the application of cast and wrought iron to building purposes by William Fairbairn( Book )

55 editions published between 1854 and 1978 in 3 languages and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iron, its history, properties, & processes of manufacture by William Fairbairn( Book )

19 editions published between 1861 and 2010 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographies of distinguished scientific men by F Arago( Book )

7 editions published between 1857 and 2005 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lancashire and Cheshire, past and present : a history and a description of the palatine counties of Lancaster and Chester, forming the North-western division of England ... time (1867) by Thomas Baines( Book )

9 editions published between 1868 and 1869 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With an account of the rise and progress of manufactures and commerce, and civil and mechanical engineering in these district / by William Fairbairn
A treatise on the strength of materials with rules for application in architecture, the construction of suspension bridges, railways, etc by Peter Barlow( Book )

5 editions published between 1867 and 2011 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This comprehensive work from the 19th century covers the strength of materials with regard to construction of buildings, bridges and railways, etc. and includes an appendix on the power of locomotive engines and the effect of inclined planes and gradients
Treatise on mills and mill work by William Fairbairn( Book )

15 editions published between 1861 and 2015 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the great Victorian engineers, Sir William Fairbairn (1789-1874) had started his career as a millwright's apprentice, going on to become a civil engineer, a designer of industrial machinery and an expert on the failure of materials and structures. The present work distils a lifetime's experience of mechanical design into two highly illustrated parts. First published in 1861 and 1863, they are here reissued in a single volume. Part 1 gives a general overview of mechanisms such as gears, cranks and cams, and then moves on to the design of prime movers: waterwheels and turbines, steam engines and boilers, and windmills. Part 2 covers the design of mechanisms in more detail, and discusses power transmissions and their components: shafts, gears, bearings, couplings and so on. Lastly, Fairbairn gives overviews of the most important types of industrial mill - including cotton, wool, paper, iron and gunpowder - and their machinery
Treatise on mills and millwork by William Fairbairn( Book )

3 editions published between 1864 and 1865 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The practical metal-worker's assistant ... With the application of the art of electro-metallurgy to manufacturing processes by Oliver Byrne( Book )

10 editions published between 1864 and 1899 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reservoirs on the river Bann, in the county of Down, Ireland, for more effectually supplying the mills with water by William Fairbairn( Book )

8 editions published in 1836 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Sir William Fairbairn, bart by William Fairbairn( Book )

8 editions published between 1877 and 2012 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After preliminary chapters on the engineering profession this biography covers: Fairbairn's childhood, first employment and apprenticeship; his moves to and work in London and Manchester; his work on water-wheels, canal transportation, and iron ship-building; his work for the Turkish government; his work on the Conway, Britannia, and Rhine bridges; his scientific honours and literary work
Biographies of distinguished scientific men by F Arago( Book )

5 editions published between 1859 and 1995 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Useful information for engineers. containing experimental researches on the collapse of boiler flues and the strength of materials, and lectures on popular education and various subjects connected with mechanical engineering, iron shipbuilding, the properties of steam, etc.
Alternative Names
Fairbairn, Sir

Fairbairn, W. 1789-1874 Sir

Fairbairn, W. (William), Sir, 1789-1874

Fairbairn, William 1789-1874 Sir, bart

Fairbairn, William, Sir, bart., 1789-1874

William Fairbairn

William Fairbairn Brits civiel ingenieur (1789-1874)

William Fairbairn schottischer Ingenieur

William Fairbairn Scottish civil engineer, structural engineer and shipbuilder

Фейрберн, Уильям

ויליאם פיירביירן

وليام فيربيرن


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French (6)