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  1. Railway — 2019-02-19 15:36:10
    …uicker and more comfortable journey. {{image url="TrainMallard.jpg" class="right" title="Mallard.World speed record for steam" width="400" }} Throughout the British Empire colonies like India, Australia, Africa and Canada leapt at the railway o…
  2. Lawn Mower — 2018-10-10 12:38:50
    …ars and further innovations to create a machine that could be worked by donkey or horse power, and sixty years before a steam-powered lawnmower was built. == Grass Graphics == And this how artistic mowing on grass can be. {{Image url="Leicest…
  3. Elevator — 2018-09-18 13:05:45
    …n. {{Image url="LondonColosseum.jpg" class="left" title="London Colosseum" width="" }}::cl:: Inside the Colosseum was a steam-powered **"Ascending Room"** capable of elevating up to twelve persons and was raised by "secret machinery". The proj…
    …== Teagle == {{Image url="TeagleLift.jpg" class="left" title="Teagle Lift" width="450" }} Next came the “Teagle”, a steam driven lift, which was built by two architects in 1835. English architects Stutt and Frost built the Teagle to have a b…
  4. Powered Flight — 2017-11-11 21:00:20
    …8Exhb.jpg" class="left" width="300" title="Stringfellows model at the Great Exhibition" }} Stringfellow demonstrated a steam-powered triplane at an exhibition arranged by the '''Aeronautical Society of Great Britain''' (founded in 1866) at the …
  5. Radar — 2017-07-05 11:01:39
    …in Brechin in Angus, [[Scotland]], he was a descendant of James Watt, the famous engineer and inventor of the practical steam engine. ||{{{toc}}}||{{amazon type="book" items="B0006AVLI4" }}|| == Air defence in the UK == In 1933 the Air Ministry…
  6. Underground Railway — 2017-06-21 14:16:27
    …the Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines. The first trains had gas-lit wooden carriages and were hauled by steam locomotives. /* event_date="10 January 1863" The world's first underground railway opens. */ == Innovation == {{Image …
    …url="TubeSteamTrain.jpg" class="left" title="Underground Steam Train" width="500" }} One of the more interesting railway innovations was devised in the 1860's; an **'underground rail…
  7. Steam Engine — 2017-05-23 20:30:35
    …} == Early Beginnings == {{Image url="Aeolipile.jpg" width="150" class="left" title="Aeolipile" }} The first recorded steam device, the aeolipile, was invented by Hero of Alexandria in the 1st century AD, but used only as a toy. ::c:: == Back …
    …Somerset" }} In 1663, '''Edward Somerset''', 2nd Marquess of Worcester published designs for, and may have installed, a steam-powered engine for pumping water at Vauxhall House. ::c:: == Over to France == {{Image url="MorlandPortrait.jpg" width…
    …uel Morland 1625 - 1695" }} In about 1680 the French physicist Denis Papin, with the help of Gottfried Leibniz, built a steam digester for softening bones, i.e. he invented the world's first-ever pressure cooker. Later designs implemented a stea…
    …e idea of a piston and cylinder engine. Papin wrote up the designs for such a device , however he never built an actual steam engine. The English engineer '''Thomas Savery''' later used Papin's designs to build the world's first operational stea…
  8. Chocolate Bar — 2017-05-19 15:06:38
    …" class="left" title="Fry's Chocolate Cream" }} >>{{amazon type="book" items="1492275085" }}>> ::cl:: Fry used a Watts steam engine to help grind the cocoa beans to a much finer powder than had previously been achieved. The machine could not on…
  9. Internal Combustion Engine — 2016-08-23 10:46:47
    …uction == Akroyd-Stuart's engines were built from **26 June 1891** by Richard Hornsby and Sons, a large manufacturer of steam engines and agricultural equipment, as the Hornsby Akroyd Patent Oil Engine under licence and were first sold commercia…
  10. Industrial Revolution — 2016-06-23 12:25:37
    …ought iron from pig iron and producing the iron to replace the more expensive brass cylinders used in Thomas Newcomen's steam engines. == Abraham Darby III (1750 – 1791) == {{Image url="Abraham_darby_IV.jpg" class="right" width="200" }} Abra…
    …ese advances in iron and used them with great effect. He created of the '''Great Western Railway''', a series of famous steamships, and numerous important bridges and tunnels, hence revolutionising public transport and modern day engineering. D…
  11. Whisky — 2016-05-26 10:22:03
    …" type="icon" title="Whisky Glass" width="" }} === Celts 900 === Distillation in Ireland and Scotland began gathering steam between 11th and 13th century. But records show that Ancient Celts practiced distillation during the production of the…
  12. Christmas Traditions — 2016-05-24 14:20:06
    …idth="200" }}||This pudding can be traced back to the 14th century but has changed along the way. Now it is a very rich steamed pudding crammed with fruit a hint of Brandy and served with cream after being flambe'd.|| === Christmas Cake === ||…
  13. Automatic Kettle — 2016-05-17 16:47:22
    …g" class="left" title="K2a" width="200" }} At the rear of the appliance was a bimetallic strip, and when water boiled, steam was forced through an aperture in the lid to the strip, which knocked the switch off. It was simple but ingenious. Even…
  14. Titanic — 2016-03-08 14:18:30
    …d crew. == The Splendour == The RMS Titanic was one of the most opulent liners to have ever been built and the largest steamship in the world. Titanic set sail from Southampton on her maiden voyage on Wednesday 10 April, 1912, calling at Cherbo…

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