Abel Niepce, French physicist

Abel Niepce, French physicist

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Caption: Marc Seguin (1786-1875). 1822 engraving by W. Bennett of the French engineer, scientist and entrepreneur Marc Seguin. Seguin designed and made two steam locomotives for the Saint-Etienne-Lyon railway. He improved locomotive efficiency by using a multiple fire-tube boiler (patented in 1827) rather than the water-tube boiler used previously. Together with his brothers and brother-in-law he added a railway company and bridge construction business to the textile, paper, gas-lighting, coal mines and construction business inherited from his father. In 1824 they built a wire suspension bridge across the Rhone at Tournon which was much copied. He became a member of the Academie des Sciences in 1845 and received the Legion d'honneur in 1836. He was the author of

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