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A History of the Growth of the Steam-Engine

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Published: 1886
Language: English
Wordcount: 137,018 / 445 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 62.4
LoC Category: TJ
Downloads: 1,115
Added to site: 2011.12.19
mnybks.net#: 31108
Genre: History
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. D. 1698, 31; Desaguliers's Savery Engines, A. D. 1718, 41; Denys Papin and his Work, A. D. 1675, 45; Papin's Engines, A. D. 1685-1695, 50; Papin's Steam-Boilers, 51.

CHAPTER II.

THE STEAM-ENGINE AS A TRAIN OF MECHANISM.

THE MODERN TYPE AS DEVELOPED BY NEWCOMEN, BEIGHTON, AND SMEATON 55

Defects of the Savery Engine, 55; Thomas Newcomen, A. D. 1705, 57; the Newcomen Steam Pumping-Engine, 59; Advantages of Newcomen's Engine, 60; Potter's and Beighton's Improvements, A. D. 1713-'18, 61; Smeaton's Newcomen Engines, A. D. 1775, 64; Operation of the Newcomen Engine, 65; Power and Economy of the Engine, 69; Introduction of the Newcomen Engine, 70.

CHAPTER III.

THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE MODERN STEAM-ENGINE. JAMES WATT AND HIS CONTEMPORARIES.

SECTION I.--JAMES WATT AND HIS INVENTIONS 79

James Watt, his

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