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  1. Vacuum cleaner — 2018-12-26 13:21:55
    …ight red horse-drawn machine measured 4' 6" x 4' 10" x 3' 6" and the large suction pump was driven by a five horsepower piston engine. {{image url="BoothPlaque.jpg" class="left" title="Blue plaque to Hubert Cecil Booth on Park House in Montpelli…
  2. Steam Engine — 2017-05-23 20:30:35
    …nough to be connected to a drive shaft—via sun and planet gears—to provide rotary power. In early steam engines the piston is usually connected to a balanced beam, rather than directly to a connecting rod, and these engines are therefore know…
    …n as beam engines. Boulton soon realised the potential of Watts engine. With the piston movement converted to rotary movement, soon paper, flour, cotton and iron mills are all powered by Watt’s engines, dr…

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