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The New International Encyclopædia/Peabody, Cecil Hobart

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PEABODY, Cecil Hobart (1855—). An American mechanical engineer, born in Burlington, Vt. He graduated in the department of mechanical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1877, and in 1893 became professor of marine engineering and naval architecture there. In the interval he had been professor of mathematics in the Sapporo Imperial Agricultural College of Japan (1878), and assistant professor of mechanical engineering in the University of Illinois, and of steam engineering in the Boston Institute. His publications include: Thermodynamics of the Steam Engine (1889); Valve Gear for Steam Engines (1892); Steam Boilers (with Miller, 1897); and Manual of Steam Engine Indicator (1900).