- Richard,1771–1833, English engineer.
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Both Trevithick and Evans invented the high-pressure engine.The Age of Invention
But even when he had the best chances, Trevithick threw them away.
Among the most prominent of these were Trevithick and Woolf.
Trevithick's father acted as purser at several of the mines.
But Trevithick did not confine himself to the steam pumping-engine.Cornish Worthies, Volume 2 (of 2)
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- Richard . 1771–1833, British engineer, who built the first steam-driven passenger carriage (1801) and the first locomotive to run on smooth wheels on smooth rails (1804)
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