Brindley, James (17161772)

Brindley, James, a mechanician and engineer, born in Derbyshire; bred a millwright; devoted his skill and genius to the construction of canals, under the patronage of the Duke of Bridgewater, as the greatest service he could render to his country; regarded rivers as mere “feeders to canals” (17161772).

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

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