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Joseph Hornblower
British engineer

Joseph Hornblower

Joseph Hornblower
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Intro British engineer
Was Engineer
From United Kingdom
Field Engineering
Gender male
Birth 1696
Death 1762 (aged 66 years)
Children: Jonathan Hornblower (1717)
The details (from wikipedia)


Joseph Hornblower (1696? – 1762) was an English engineer, a pioneer of steam power.

In 1725 he was engaged to install a Newcomen engine at Wheal Rose, near Truro. He settled in Salem, Cornwall in 1748.

Jonathan Hornblower and Josiah Hornblower were his sons by his first wife Rebecca Haywood whom he married in Netherton, Worcestershire in 1716. He died in Bristol, having had 7 sons and a daughter altogether by his two wives .

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 04 Jul 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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