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James Brindley was heavily involved in the surveying and construction of canals and waterways. However, prior to this involvement (and partly during it) he designed and built many different things such as watermills and steam engines. Some of these were new inventions and some were based on current models.

The timeline on the left indicates Brindley's main 'schemes'. To view more information on a particular entry, click on the relevant blue box.

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