James Nasmyth
(1808-1890)

Died aged c. 82

James Hall Nasmyth (sometimes spelled Naesmyth, Nasmith, or Nesmyth) (19 August 1808 – 7 May 1890) was a Scottish engineer, artist and inventor famous for his development of the steam hammer. He was the co-founder of Nasmyth, Gaskell and Company manufacturers of machine tools. He retired at the age of 48, and moved to Penshurst, Kent where he developed his hobbies of astronomy and photography.

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Birthplace of James Nasmyth 1808-1890 inventor of the steam hammer. The home of Alex Nasmyth 1758-1840 artist.

47 York Place, Edinburgh, United Kingdom where they was born (1808)