Joseph Whitworth, British engineer

Joseph Whitworth, British engineer

H423/0261 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 60.5MB

Downloadable file size: 5.2MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: Joseph Whitworth (1803-1887), British engineer and inventor. Whitworth had a major impact on engineering, pioneering the use of precise measurement. From 1834 he obtained many patents for machinery components and his company was generally regarded as Britain's leading manufacturer of machine tools. In 1841, he invented the standardised screw thread that still bears his name. During the 1850s he designed improved rifles and artillery. For these he subjected molten steel to pressure during solidification, the metal then being known as Whitworth Steel. He was created a baronet in 1869. Engraving from Discoveries and Inventions of the Nineteenth Century (1898).

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: 1800s, 1898, 19th century, adult, artwork, baronet, black-and-white, british, caucasian, discoveries and inventions, engineer, engineering, english, engraving, european, historical, history, human, illustration, industrial, industry, inventor, joseph whitworth, machine tools, male, man, manufacturing, middle-aged, monochrome, of the nineteenth century, portrait, screw thread, sir, steel, steel industry, technological, technology, white, whitworth steel

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.