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By Annie Tindley, Andrew Wodehouse

This ebook is an cutting edge, interdisciplinary examine of the character of layout as a kind of verbal exchange inside and throughout Britain and its empire within the lengthy 19th century. during this interval, Britain had built from the world’s first commercial kingdom into the ‘Workshop of the area’ yet how have been technological options translated and communicated around the imperial territories? How have been designs became truth? This e-book explores those topics, incorporating archival case examine applied sciences reminiscent of trains, sugar manufacture and agricultural applied sciences. utilizing a four-part framework we to start with study the id of innovation possibilities and the way those translated to engineering requirements. the belief of conceptual designs via collaboration and their next manufacture and distribution as entire items are then reviewed. utilizing the authors’ services within the fields of historic and layout engineering, this learn contributes real-world case reviews to layout conception.

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The importance of patronage is discussed in Andersen, British engineers in Africa, p. 59 (Andersen 2011); Hunt, ‘Doing science in a global empire,’ p. 321; Kubicek, ‘British expansion, empire and technological change,’ p. 250. Tindley and Wodehouse, ‘Role of social networks,’ p. 204. 2 ACQUIRING MARKETS – THE OPPORTUNITIES OF EMPIRE 39 91. NLS, Sutherland Estates Papers, Acc. 10225, Policy Papers, 69, Wright to Peacock, 14 July 1871; 70, Wright to Peacock, 7 May 1877; see also Lane, Story of the steam plough works, pp.

Fowler and W. A. –18 June 1904. 106. See Andersen, British engineers in Africa, pp. 87–107 (Andersen 2011); Buchanan, ‘Institutional proliferation in the British engineering profession,’ pp. 45–60. (Buchanan 1985) CHAPTER 3 Defining Specifications – The Requirements of Empire Abstract This chapter examines the definition of design specification, the stage of design development where the technological need for adaptation has been identified, and the collaborative process by which designers or engineers settled on appropriate design characteristics and targets.

E. Lambert and R. J. Wyatt, Lord Austin: the man (Altrincham, 1968), pp. 31–2 (Lambert and Wyatt 1968); S. Ville, The rural entrepreneurs: a history of the stock and station agent industry in Australia and New Zealand (Cambridge, 2009), p. 161 (Ville 2009). We will explore these experimental/demonstration spaces further in later chapters. 30. P. Adam-Smith, The shearers (Melbourne, 1982), p. 153. (Adam-Smith 1982) 31. Lambert and Wyatt, Lord Austin, pp. 32–3. (Lambert and Wyatt 1968) 32. See for example Arnold, Everyday technologies, p.

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