Nasmyth's Hammer

Did you know? The steam hammer at Nasmyth Business Park on Green Lane has been conserved, re-landscaped and has had a canopy installed to protect it from the elements.

James Hall Nasmyth (sometimes spelled Naesmyth, Nasmith, or Nesmyth) (19 August 1808 – 7 May 1890) was a Scottish engineer 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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