John Fowler (agricultural Engineer)

John Fowler (agricultural Engineer)

John Fowler (11 July 1826 – 4 December 1864) was an English agricultural engineer who was a pioneer in the use of steam engines for ploughing and digging drainage channels. His inventions significantly reduced the cost of ploughing farmland, and also enabled the drainage of previously uncultivated land in many parts of the world.

Read more about John Fowler (agricultural Engineer):  Early Life, Change of Career, First Drainage Plough, Second Drainage Plough, First Steam-driven Drainage Plough, Second Steam-driven Drainage Plough, Steam-driven Plough, Marriage, Double-engine Ploughing, Later Career, Retirement

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John Fowler (agricultural Engineer) - Retirement
... He was advised to take more rest and so he retired to Ackworth in Yorkshire,to recuperate ... Whilst recovering from this mishap,he developed tetanus and died on 4 December 1864,at his home in Ackworth ... after his great triumph at the Newcastle ploughing trial,at the age of only thirty-eight ...

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