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Bate, John (fl. 1626–1635), writer on mechanics

Steven A. Walton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Science and Technology; Mechanical Engineering and Materials. 329 words.

Bate, John (fl. 1626–1635), writer on mechanics, is an obscure figure; his birth and death dates, parentage, and virtually all personal details remain unknown. Bate's The Mysteries of...

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Holtzapffel, Charles (1806–1847), mechanical engineer and technical writer

R. E. Anderson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mechanical Engineering and Materials; History of Science and Technology. 286 words.

Holtzapffel, Charles (1806–1847), mechanical engineer and technical writer, was the son of a German immigrant, John Jacob Holtzapffel, who, in 1787, settled in London as a tool and lathe...

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