Jarrit Smith’s 1751 Newcomen Engine

Published by SGMRG in June 2012 this book details the building of Jarrit Smith’s 1751 Newcomen Engine at Coalpit Heath, South Gloucestershire.

Previously unreported, a full set of the suppliers bills have been researched to give the basis for this book.  The detailed work has over 60 pages including photographs and diagrams.

The book is a fascinating insight into a very early “atmospheric” pumping engine and should appeal to anyone interested in stationary engines.