in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Mechanical Engineering and Materials; Biographical Studies. 834 words.
Shaw, Benjamin (1772–1841), mechanic and autobiographer, was born on 23 December 1772 at Hallbank, near Dent in the West Riding of Yorkshire, the eldest child of Joseph Shaw (1748–1823), a...