David Joy

Born: 1825 | Died: 1903 | Grave: C 066 | Category: Science | Tags: Engineer, Jenny Lind, Ships, Trains

  A prolific inventor and engineer. He was involved in designing engines from a young age and he is credited with designing the famous Jenny Lind express railway locomotive. He is probably best known for his invention of the ‘Joy Valve Gear’ for steam locomotives – “the equipment that turns the power of the piston…

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