“Evan Leigh, Reanston Waterwheel, 70′ diameter”


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Evan Leigh (21 December 1810 – 2 February 1876) was an author, inventor, engineer and manufacturer of cotton spinning equipment. His invention of the twin screw for steam ships was patented in July 1849 and taken up both for mercantile and Royal Navy fleets. He died in 1276.

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