Oliver Evans was born in Newport, Delaware on September 13, 1755. When he was sixteen years old, he started his career as an inventor. Two years later Oliver Evans planned the idea of a high-pressure steam engine that was later used in locomotives. He continued his career as an inventor by creating tools for textile industries, and different milling devices. In 1782 he was not only known as an inventor but became known as an engineer of milling by building the first automatic mill near Newport, Delaware. HE also wrote The Young Mill-wright and Miller's Guide which was published in Philadelphia in 1795; it includes many illustrations of different types of wheels and equipment.
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