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Sir Joseph Whitworth

Frederick Charles Lea

Sir Joseph Whitworth

a pioneer of mechanical engineering

by Frederick Charles Lea

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Published by Longmans, Green in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Whitworth, Joseph, -- Sir.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby F. C. Lea.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 31 p. :
    Number of Pages31
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18432595M

    Jones received his 63 years later, in He was at an industry event in London when he met a man named Alan Ross, who had just received his Whitworth medal. Sir Joseph Whitworth book Henry Maudslay later went on to establish his own company, his work was influenced by precision, which was required for the machines, which he had designed and made for Joseph Bramah. To avoid this problem each rifle was delivered with a scraper included. These meant that nuts and bolts would be made to fit as a pair and were not interchangeable. Whitworth took the design principles of the rifle and started to apply them to an artillery piece while developing a breech loading mechanism.

    This example is American, but it illustrates the way that spanners for Whitworth fasteners were typically labelled. The barrel was made of high quality cast steel and it was compressed in a fluid state. I willingly agreed to do so, subject, however, to the condition that I should have a suitable gallery, protected from changes in the wind and from fluctuations in the atmosphere, wherein to carry on the experiments which were necessary for enabling me to arrive at any sound conclusion. He would be "looking for opportunities", she reckons.

    He says those without hands-on experience can sometimes find themselves "lost at sea" in university lectures. These meant that nuts and bolts would be made to fit as a pair and were not interchangeable. The Whitworth ammunition The mechanically—fitting bullet had some heritage in the British military art. Determined to achieve high standards of accuracy he constructed a measuring machine, based on Henry Maudslay's measuring machine accurate to 0. By converting existing Enfield rifles this way, the cost of a "new" breech-loading Snider-Enfield rifle was only 12 shillings.


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Sir Joseph Whitworth by Frederick Charles Lea Download PDF Ebook

To avoid this problem each rifle was delivered with a scraper included. The spirally-grooved projectile was patented in The return stroke Sir Joseph Whitworth book the reciprocating tool is idle time and Whitworth's invention speeded up the return of the tool to the beginning of the cutting stroke and so saved time.

His promotion of standard measures and interchangeability brought about an engineering Sir Joseph Whitworth book. The standard load of the rifle was between grains fine British powder that propelled the grain bullet. D by Trinity College, Dublin. This led to an explosion of development of precision instruments using these flat-surface generation techniques as a basis for further construction of precise shapes.

Fouling could be a problem, however. It begins inthe year Stone embarked on his Whitworth Scholarship journey. He says those without hands-on experience can sometimes find themselves "lost at sea" in university lectures.

His apprenticeship at Amber Mill lasted for a four-year term after which he worked for another four years as a mechanic in a factory in Manchester. Its height was 20 feet and width 16 feet; Sir Joseph Whitworth book was slated, and had Sir Joseph Whitworth book on the south side only for the admission of light and for getting rid of the smoke.

Whitworth developed great skill as a mechanic while working for Maudslay, developing various precision machine tools and also introducing a box casting scheme for the iron frames of machine tools that simultaneously increased their rigidity and reduced their weight. The original Whitworth bullets were not cast but pressed.

In the company moved to larger premises in Openshaw and was employing over a thousand workers. He would spend the winters in the French Riviera and it was here that he died on the 22nd January Press resources for the Commemoration letter and interviews are available on the following page.

Notes and References Book: Atkinson, Norman. Determined to achieve high standards of accuracy he constructed a measuring machine, based on Henry Maudslay's measuring machine accurate to 0. Six years later, Stone secured some work in New Mexico, America. For Hughes, what makes the Whitworth Scholarship unique is that it's designed for people who take a different route into academia.

An article published in the Manchester City News in commented that "Mr Whitworths foot rule, on which he had the thirty-second parts of an inch marked, was regarded as a curiosity, and many did not hesitate to affirm that to work to such a standard was an unnecessary refinement".

Sir Joseph Whitworth was taught by his father until he was twelve years old, he then went on to become a pupil at William Vint's Academy at Idle, near Leeds. Origins of Street Names in the City of Manchester. If you are lucky to find an original, here is a little help to identify its production period: Time frame serial numbers mid — late B1-B late — mid C1-C spring — early D1-D early — mid E1-E mid F1-F How many rifles reached the CS troops?

He also introduced a box-casting system for the iron frames of machine tools that increased their rigidity, while reducing their weight. An unspecified number of Whitworth rifles found their way to the Confederate states in the American Civil Warwhere they were called " Whitworth Sharpshooters ".

They chose to spend more than a fifth of the money on support for Owens Collegetogether with the purchase of land now occupied by the Manchester Royal Infirmary.

Basically, it allowed the rifle to be aimed and secured in position for the Queen, so that by pulling a string that was fastened to the trigger she could fire the gun while standing well clear. Breech-loading artillery Whitworth also designed a large rifled breech-loading gun with a 2.

She had finished her apprenticeship, qualified as an engineer and had no idea of the door her recently-obtained Whitworth medal was about to open. It is likely that it was closer to thanbut we will never know for sure.Aug 01,  · "Sir Joseph Whitworth's patented exagon rifling was one of the most innovative pieces of engineering design in the field of muzzle loading rifles.

The accuracy which was achievable with mechanically fitting hexagon bullets was legendary.

Joseph Whitworth Explained

Joseph Whitworth has been called the father of precision engineering who trained in the workshops of Henry Maudsley and later worked with Charles Babbage who was to become known as the Sir Joseph Whitworth book of computing.

Whitworth had many inventions but it is his work on rifled weapons and artillery that earns him a place in military history.

Whitworth did make substantial sales to the Confederacy and also to Brazil, which used his artillery to good effect in the War of Sir Joseph Whitworth book Triple Alliance (). Created a baronet inSir Joseph Whitworth continued his experiments but neglected his machine tool business.Sep 21,  · Sir Pdf Whitworth: 'The World's Best Mechanician' A 'must read' for any pdf.

This book gives an insight into the associated problems when Whitworth had to make his own machines to make other machines.

His many inventions are a boon to all mankind and alot of these are not attributed to him. Very well researched/5(4).Jan 11,  · The book is entitled "Sir Joseph Whitworth: The World's best Mechanician", ISBNfirst published by Sutton Publishing Limited in and available through Amazons.

It is not an expensive book in paperback and provides useful insights .Dec 06,  · Ebook pounder Whitworth Breechloading Rifle, manufactured in England, was invented by Sir Joseph Whitworth, and imported ebook North America during the Civil tjarrodbonta.com was a very rare gun during the war, but was an interesting precursor to modern artillery in that it was loaded from the breech and had exceptional accuracy over an enormous range.