Born 1550. Mathematician and Astronomer. Devised "Napier's Rods"
or "Napier's Bones" which permitted easy multiplication by addition,
and this led to him defining the concept of logarithms. Also invented the decimal point.
Son of Alexander Nasmyth and a significant artist in his own right.
Charles Neaves, Lord Neaves
FRSE (18001876) was a Scottish advocate, judge, theologian and writer.
Born 1792. Invented the hot blast oven, which was a great advance in the iron industry.
His process reduced the amount of coal needed to produce iron, and greatly increased
efficiency to satisfy the demands of the railway and shipbuilding industries.
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