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OUR history begins before we are born. We represent the hereditary influences of our race, and our ancestors virtually live in us.
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Among the many things that I showed Sir John [Herschel] while at Hammerfield, was a piece of white calico on which I had got printed one million spots. This was for the purpose of exhibiting one million in visible form. In astronomical subjects a million is a sort of unit, and it occurred to me to show what a million really is. Sir John was delighted and astonished at the sight. He went carefully over the outstretched piece with his rule, measured its length and breadth, and verified its correctness.

— James Nasmyth

In 1854 I took out a patent for puddling iron by means of steam.

— James Nasmyth

In course of time the Brothers Cowper removed the manufacture of their printing machines from London, to Manchester. There they found skilled and energetic workmen, ready to carry their plans into effect.

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Time passed by. I had furnished steam hammers to the principal foundries in England. I had sent them abroad, even to Russia. At length it became known to the Lords of the Admiralty that a new power in forging had been introduced.

— James Nasmyth

Week by week my orders grew, and the flat of the old mill soon assumed a very busy aspect.

— James Nasmyth

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