John Frederick May – The Mechanical Genius Volume 1


The Greatest Mining Engineer in Australia

John Fredrick May was no doubt one of Australia’s finest engineers. It has been stated that Frederick did the most to solve the problems of ore separation. This was a problem many engineers and chemists could not solve. Thus, Broken Hill Proprietary (BHP) became one of May Brothers & Co largest and most respected clients.

Among Frederick’s, many patents was the “adjustable comb”, which was adopted and used on harvesting machinery worldwide.
Frederick was a technical genius, and thought of in some quarters – “the greatest engineer in Australasia”.

Frederick was the founder of May Brothers & Co Foundry, Gawler.

  • Specs:
    270x210mm, 384 pages, Hard Cover
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  • Author:
    Andrew May

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