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240th Birthday of Richard Trevithick

Richard Trevithick, was born on 13th April 1771 in Illogan, Cornwall. Trevithick revolutionised the concept of the steam engine in an act of miniaturisation probably not equalled until the advent of the silicon chip. By successfully utilising high pressure steam and placing the component parts of the engine within the boiler he invented a cheap, compact, […]