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James Hall Nasmyth

(1808-1890), Mechanical engineer; son of Alexander Nasmyth

Sitter in 6 portraits
Invented, in 1839, the steam hammer which could crack the top of an egg in a wineglass at one blow, or shake the whole parish at the next.

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James Hall Nasmyth, by David Octavius Hill, and  Robert Adamson - NPG P6(28)

James Hall Nasmyth

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, circa 1844
NPG P6(28)

James Hall Nasmyth, by George Bernard O'Neill - NPG 1582

James Hall Nasmyth

by George Bernard O'Neill
oil on canvas, 1874
NPG 1582

James Hall Nasmyth, by Lock & Whitfield - NPG x133391

James Hall Nasmyth

by Lock & Whitfield
woodburytype, 1877 or before
NPG x133391

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James Hall Nasmyth

after David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
reproduction of a calotype, 1843-1848; published 1928
NPG Ax29532

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James Hall Nasmyth

by Lock & Whitfield, published by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington
woodburytype, published 1877
NPG Ax17529

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