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 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal
Evans' first invention was in 1777, when he designed a machine for making card teeth for carding wool.
As Evans designed a refrigeration machine which ran on vapor in 1805, he is often called the inventor of the refrigerator, although he never built one.
Evans claimed that his dredge was the first self-powered amphibious vehicle, as well as the first self-powered land vehicle in the United States (steam powered automobiles had already been used earlier in France and Great Britain).
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 Mr Frank Oliver Evans - Titanic Biographies - Encyclopedia Titanica
Evans was one of approximately 18 sailors who took part in the Titanic's lifeboat drill on the morning of April 10th, before leaving Southampton.
Evans was in the Forward Mess Hall on C Deck, at the time of the collision.
Evans was transfered to 14 by Fifth Officer Lowe, and was one of the crewmen who returned to the site of the sinking with Lowe to look for survivors.
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  Bambooweb: Oliver Evans
Evans' first notable invention was in 1787, when he made a machine for making card teeth for carding wool.
As Evans designed a refrigeration machine which ran on vapour in 1805, he is often called the inventor of the refrigerator, although he never built one.
Oliver Evans' most famous device was the Oruktor Amphibolos, or "Amphibious Digger", built on commission from the city of Philadelphia who asked Evans to turn his talent to the problem of dredging and cleaning the city's dockyards.
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  Oliver Evans - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
As Evans designed a refrigeration machine which ran on vapor in 1805, he is often called the inventor of the refrigerator, although he never built one.
Evans claimed that his dredge was the first self-powered amphibious vehicle, as well as the first self-powered land vehicle in the United States (steam powered automobiles had already been used earlier in France and Great Britain).
Evans suffered from a stroke at the news, and died soon after.
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 Oliver Evans - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Evans' first notable invention was in 1787, when he made a machine for making card teeth for carding wool.
Oliver Evans' most famous device was the Oruktor Amphibolos, or "Amphibious Digger", built on commission from the city of Philadelphia who asked Evans to turn his talent to the problem of dredging and cleaning the city's dockyards.
In 1819 while in New York City Oliver Evans was informed that his laboratory and workshop in Philadelphia had burned to the ground.
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 Oliver Evans Summary
Oliver Evans was born near Newport, Del. He was apprenticed to a wagon maker.
Evans named his craft the Orukter Amphibolos, or amphibious vehicle, and it is considered to be the first instance in the United States in which steam power was used to propel a land carriage.
Evans' first notable invention was in 1777, when he designed a machine for making card teeth for carding wool.
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 Invent Now | Hall of Fame | Search | Inventor Profile
Oliver Evans, one of America's pioneering inventors, created the high-pressure steam engine and advanced the milling industry by automating flourmills.
Born in Newport, Delaware, Evans was apprenticed to a wheelwright and wagon maker as a teenager.
Evans also placed the cylinder and the crankshaft at the same end instead of at opposite ends, greatly reducing the overall weight.
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 Oliver Evans Nelson, Jr
Born in Seattle, Washington, Oliver was raised in the vicinity of New Haven, Connecticut and first experienced maize genetics as a summer high school assistant in the Department of Genetics, Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station.
Oliver showed that these were distributed throughout the locus rather than being concentrated in a control region at one end of the gene.
The second main contribution from Oliver's lab during his last decade of activity, and one that involved perhaps the largest number of students and postdocs that he had in his career at any one time, was the elucidation of many of the changes that these highly unstable elements are capable of undergoing.
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 Early American Life
Evans was America's first true engineer, earning the third patent granted by the U. government and creating the first systems approach to a civil engineering problem, the operation of gristmills.
Most likely, Evans hired a shipwright to build his hull, and it would be constructed like any boat designed for its displacement with strong timbers to hold it together and strong support for the mass of the boiler, perhaps a keel inside the flat bottom Evans describes.
Evans may have believed the brick would have acted as a safety measure in event of a boiler explosion, not realizing the potential power of the explosion would make the bricks themselves lethal.
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 Guardian Unlimited | Archive Search
The death of Philip Evans is a sorry story of tragedy compounded by tragedy: the sudden death of one man which led to the needless suicide of another.
Evans was a busy local GP, an award-winning specialist in asthma and much in demand from his patients, many of whom flooded local papers with letters of shock and condolence after his death.
Mrs Oliver said she told one of the partners that Michael had a fever and was shaking, and was told to bring him into the surgery the following day.
www.guardian.co.uk /Archive/Article/0,4273,4304622,00.html   (1767 words)

  
 Greenbank Mill - Delaware's Historic Mill
Oliver Evans was born in Newport, Delaware, and had a strong impact on the development of technology and industrialization.
Oliver’s process involved several pieces of machinery that allowed for continuous production and could be operated by only one man. The automatic flour mill was the first mechanized mass production process.
Evans’ engine became the prototype of all steamboat engines and was adapted to use as a power source for manufacturing.
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 K-MODDL > Tutorials > Reuleaux Triangle
Oliver Evans[1] (1755-1819) was born in Newport, Deleware to Charles Evans, a cordwainer and farmer, and Ann Stalcop, the daughter of a prosperous miller.
Evans’ interest in machines and machine design was evident from an early age.
By 1777, near the completion of his apprenticeship, Evans designed and built a device to cut and bend iron wire for insertion as teeth in wool or cotton cards, as well as creating a machine to punch holes and then insert the cut iron wire into the leather of the wool or cotton cards.
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 Who Made America? | Innovators | Oliver Evans
Evans worked to refine his "Columbian" engine despite others' fears that it was dangerous or impractical, writing a second book, The Young Steam Engineers' Guide, and lobbying Congress for recognition and support when others profited from his innovations.
In his later years, Evans continued to invent, and became convinced that the government was a necessary partner in the process of technological research and development.
Evans died in 1819, having made his mark on the young nation's industries in many ways.
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 Oliver Evans and Peirce Mill
Oliver Evans was born on September 13, 1755, at Newport, New Castle County, Delaware.
With the Oliver Evans system of automated flour milling, a mill that once operated with 4, 6 8 or even 12 men and boys, could now be operated by one or two men, and produce three times as much product of better and consistent quality.
Evans new machinery was costly, it required a large amount of capital and larger amount of power to operate the mill.
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 Oliver Evans' Automatic Mill
Oliver Evans was born in Newport, Delaware on September 13, 1755.
Two years later Oliver Evans planned out the idea of a high-pressure steam engine, that was later used in locomotives.
In the years previous to Oliver's invention, a helper of the miller, called a hopper boy, would stand in the attic and rake the freshly ground flour manually.
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 No. 285: Oliver Evans
Evans worked as a wagonmaker during his teens, and he studied math and science on the side.
Evans brooded over his patent and financial troubles.
In fact, Evans was well-to-do when he died in 1819.
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 Oliver Evans - Encyclopedia.com
The Washington Post; 7/17/2005; 1320 words; Oliver Evans Vroom, 81, a Navy Department research psychologist from 1965 to 1986, died of cancer July 12 at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital.
The future's in the cards; Ahead of his time: Idrisyn Oliver Evans imagined a rocket to the moon, right, and wind turbines, far right.
Oliver North throws a party: what a lovely Cold War it was.
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 Welcome to Hawk Central
Oliver, a 5-foot-11 point guard, led the Hawkeyes in assists (168), steals (50) and minutes played (36.5 per game) this past season.
Evans, a 6-8 native of Pensacola, Fla., led the nation in rebounding and he was Iowa's second leading scorer with a 15.1 per-game average.
Oliver was also the recipient of the Chris Street Award, which touched him emotionally.
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 Evans, Oliver
Evans, Oliver (1755-1819) Inventor: Oliver Evans was born in Newport, Delaware, and was apprenticed to a wheelwright as a child.
Evan's steam engine was based on the principle of high pressure.
Evans called the machine, "Orukter Amphibolos"; and it propelled itself a mile and a half.
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 Oliver Evans, Inventor
Oliver Evans was born in Delaware in 1755, the son of Charles Evans, a "cordwainer," and Ann Stalcop, daughter of a miller.
The Evans family was apparently among the Welsh settlers who came to Delaware with the English after the latter had seized it from the earlier Swedes, Finns and Dutch in 1664; the Stalcop family was of Dutch descent.
At last Oliver Evans is beginning to be appreciated for his ground-breaking work which has contributed so much to the making of America and the advancement of the world.
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 AmericanHeritage.com / THE GENIUS OF OLIVER EVANS
Evans had been a witness to the operation of John Fitch’s little steamboat on the Delaware in 1786 and 1787 (and had advised Fitch to use a paddle wheel rather than his paddle-crank device).
Evans shelved the wagon project to get involved in the market for plaster of Paris, which was in demand as a fertilizer and a cement for millstones.
Oliver Evans attributed the disaster to negligence on the part of the captain and engineers, who had been racing another boat, and George blamed the owners for a design modification.
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 The Hopper-boy of Oliver Evans
Because Oliver Evans had mechanical training and interests, he was charged by them to design the mill machinery.
Their aim was to secretly revolutionize milling practices utilizing the devices Oliver Evans had labored so long to perfect.
When Oliver Evans opened his automated mill on Red Clay Creek, it was seen by 5 Brandywine millers.
www.angelfire.com /journal/millrestoration/hopper.html   (1568 words)

  
 Evans, Oliver
Evan's steam engine was based on the principle of high pressure.
Evans called the machine, "Orukter Amphibolos"; and it propelled itself a mile and a half.
In 1805, he published "The Young Engineer's Guide." Evans even predicted that steam-propelled carriages would be set up on railways of wood or iron, and suggested the construction of a railroad between New York and Philadelphia.
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 Oliver Evans, Inventor
In 1805, Oliver Evans, an inventor of Welsh descent, drove his Orukter Amphibolos, the first self-propelled land vehicle in America, west from his shop at 9th and Market in Philadelphia to the Schuylkill River, parking it on the way for public display at the present location of City Hall (Broad and Market).
Evans ran his steam engine at about 100 pounds per square inch (above atmospheric pressure), allowing it to be small enough to be mounted on a 30x12 foot barge.
In 1771, the 16 year old Oliver was apprenticed to a wheelwright where he learned the practical mechanics and smithing required by the trades of that day.
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 Oliver Evans Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Oliver Evans was born in 1755, in Delaware.
Evans built the first steam river dredge to be used in the United States.
Within the textile and flour mill industry, Evans developed and invented a number of products including possibly the first industrial conveyor belt, grain-handling machines, and a card teeth maker for wool.
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 Oliver Evans Biography (1755-1819)
In the late 1780s the legislatures of Maryland and Pennsylvania granted Evans the exclusive rightto the application of these improvements, and the U.S. Congress granted Evans U.S. patents for his flour-milling inventions in 1790.
In 1803 and 1804 the Philadelphia Board of Health commissioned Evans to builda steam-powered dredger, the first to be used in the United States.
Evans named his craft the Orukter Amphibolos, or amphibious vehicle, and it is considered to be the first instancein the United States in which steam power was used to propel a land carriage.
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 Oliver Evans - LoveToKnow 1911
OLIVER EVANS (1755-1819), American mechanician, was born at Newport, Delaware, in 1755.
He was apprenticed to a wheelwright, and at the age of twenty-two he invented a machine for making the card-teeth used in carding wool and cotton.
This page was last modified 02:21, 30 Aug 2006.
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 Luxury Designer Sunglasses and Prescription Frames by Oliver Peoples Eyewear
Founded in 1987, Oliver Peoples began with the introduction of a retro-inspired eyewear collection created by renowned designer Larry Leight.
Oliver Peoples Eyewear is also available at fine optical and specialty stores on six continents in more than 45 countries and territories.
Two-tone complimentary colors between the frame front and temple are highlighted by a metal outline at the endpiece.
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