Celebrated as the builder of the Eddystone Lighthouse near Plymouth, John Smeaton (1724-92) made major contributions to civil engineering. Posthumously published between 1812 and 1814, this four-volume illustrated set contains Smeaton's complete reports on the various engineering works he constructed during his career, and his technical papers.them as much as possible, and when established, and having a greater sale than they could readily supply, they then were ... t qr., and this being understood to be the weight of a corf of coals, a dozen at this rate will weigh 27 cwt., that is, I cwt. ... From the near coincidence of the dozen of coals consisting of 12 horse pack weight, the London chaldron, and 12 Newcastle coal bowls, he is inclined to think anbsp;...
|Title||:||Reports of the Late John Smeaton|
|Publisher||:||Cambridge University Press - 2014-09-11|