Maudslay, Henry

Perhaps the greatest machine tool engineer of the early nineteenth century.


"First get a clear notion of what you plan to accomplish, and then in all probability you will succeed in doing it."

"Keep a sharp lookout upon your materials; get rid of every pound of material you can do without; put to yourself the question ‘what business has it to be there?’, avoid complexities, and make everything as simple as possible."

See also: Lathe, Maudslay, Joseph.

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