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Steam Engine

Steam Machines, Engines, Locomotives. In 1781 James Watt patented a steam engine that produced continuous rotary motion. Watt's ten-horsepower engines enabled a wide range of manufacturing machinery to be powered. The engines could be sited anywhere that water and coal or wood fuel could be obtained. By 1883, engines that could provide 10,000 hp had become feasible. The steam engine was one of the most important technologies of the Industrial Revolution.
[Rear and side view of George Stephenson's steam locomotive and railroad cars of the Stockton and Darlington Railway]
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This train is now ready to depart

Description: "Photograph of railway guard giving the signal to the engine driver." Photograph by RL Sirus...Date: 1884..Our Catalogue Reference: COPY 1/369/256 ( http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/cat... more

Steamer landing and rocky bluff on Yukon River, at Eagle, Alaska.

Local number: SIA2012-4544..Summary: SIA Acc. 11-093, Box 1, Folder Mary Agnes Chase Photograph Album 1898-1903; Photograph taken by Mary Agnes Chase or A. S. Hitchcock, documenting field work...Repository: Smi... more

Great Squishing Drama of 1959

Looks as if we might be witnessing the Great Squishing Drama of 1959 at Dromod, Co. Leitrim…..Date: February 1959..NLI Ref.: ODEA 8/62 ( http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000303207 )

April 22, 1961

An engine (CIE 171) going onto a turn table at Dundalk, Co. Louth...Flying Snail ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/flyingsnail/ ) told us:."In the background is the GNR's 'general stores' building, which is ... more

Bangor Castle II

And here's the steamer Bangor Castle again at the docks in Belfast. Very different ornamentation around the wheel. And is that No. 5 or No. 3 Ferry ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/6981574337/ ) lurkin... more

Sibyl

As derangedlemur solved today's mystery image ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/9454962057/ ) in about 30 seconds, presenting today's bonus photograph - the paddle steamer Sibyl (libations to all the ma... more

The Lizard

Great group shot of intending passengers and some crew aboard the Lizard, probably along the quays in Waterford. Believe that the commanding officer may have been called something like Captain Reth, but couldn'... more

No. 2 Dredger...

... a-dredging in Courtown Harbour, Co. Wexford...Photographer: Almost certainly Robert French of Lawrence Photographic Studios ( http://catalogue.nli.ie/Collection/vtls000313414 ) , Dublin..Date: Between circa... more

[Hero's miraculous altar]

Illustration shows the details of a steam-driven mechanical apparatus for opening doors.

Plan of Mr. Fitch's steam boat

Print shows broadside view of John Fitch's design for ferry boat with steam-driven oars.

Patent puffs to raise the wind or Dandy steam packets on contrary Jacks! Dedicated to the Society of Arts!

Print shows three men attempting to power their bicycles by means of flatulence.

Steam engine - Mr. Watt's double steam engine from his specification of 1782

Print shows gears and pump mechanism for a steam engine.

The aerial steam carriage

Pictorial lettersheet shows British inventor William Samuel Henson's proposed steam powered flying machine in an imaginary flight over the Thames River, London, 1843. Attempts to fly a model of the aerial steam... more

The great pictorial romance of the age, or, steam ship commodores & United States mail contractors

American political cartoon about the awarding of United States mail contracts. Print shows steamships (two shaped like rocking horses) and a balloon labeled "California mail balloon via Nicaragua," with discuss... more

Wagner & McGuigan's Steam Lithographic Printing Establishment, No. 4 Athenian Buildings, Franklin Place, Philadelphia

Print shows printing plant, artists and printers at work, printing presses, and symbols of the printing trade and of the United States used to advertise the firm.

Design and model of the new steamer America, for the western lakes

Print showing port side view of the steamer America.

[Paddle wheel mechanism of side-wheel steamer]

Drawing is third panel on the "Machinery Scroll", depicting Perry's expedition to Japan in 1853.

Steamer Wallamet

Copy photograph of daguerreotype shows the sidewheel steamboat Wallamet ca. 1854.

United States "Auxiliary Screw" steam frigate "Merrimac" 60 guns. Off the entrance to New York harbour / T.G. Dutton, del et lith. ; Day & Son, Lithrs. to [the Queen].

Print showing a broadside view of the port side of the steam frigate U.S.S. Merrimack undersail near the entrance to New York harbor.

United States "Auxiliary Screw" steam frigate "Merrimac" 60 guns. Off the entrance to New York harbour / T.G. Dutton, del et lith. ; Day & Son, Lithrs. to the Queen.

Print showing a broadside view of the port side of the steam frigate U.S.S. Merrimack undersail near the entrance to New York harbor. Includes measurements for length, breadth, weight, and horse power.

Steamer PASSPORT

Advertisement for Canadian steamer service between Montreal and Milwaukee, 1857.

technology from "The Book of the Baltic, being the North of Europe Steam Company's route to Denmark, Sweden, and Russia, Norway, Prussia, and the Hanseatic Ports"

This image has been taken from scan 000009 from "The Book of the Baltic, being the North of Europe Steam Company's route to Denmark, Sweden, and Russia, Norway, Prussia, and the Hanseatic Ports". The title and ... more

[Illustrated cover and back page advertisement from Appleton's railway and steam navigation guide]

Illustration showing train coming out of mountain tunnel and advertisement for sale of farming and wood lands showing men threshing.

[American steam packet vessel at port in Le Havre, France] / Auguste Lacroix, photographe, Havre.

Photograph shows American commercial ship with American flag flying from foremast and commercial flag flying from mainmast.

St. Louis Steam Laundry from "Edwards's Great West and her Commercial Metropolis, embracing a general view of the West, and a complete history of St. Louis ... With portraits and biographies of ... old settlers, etc"

This image has been taken from scan 000601 from "Edwards's Great West and her Commercial Metropolis, embracing a general view of the West, and a complete history of St. Louis ... With portraits and biographies ... more

U.S. Steam Transport Mississippi[sic]

Broadside view of steam frigate.

Explosion of the steamer SULTANA, April 28, 1865

Burning steamer with many people on board and in water.

Madras Railway Engine

Artist: James Mudd.Artist Bio: British, 1821 - 1906.Creation Date: c. 1865.Process: unidentified.Credit Line: Gift of Stephen White.Accession Number: 2000.005.004

Engine #183

Artist: James Mudd.Artist Bio: British, 1821 - 1906.Creation Date: 1870.Process: albumen print.Credit Line: Gift of Stephen White ... more

[Steam train]

Japanese triptych (incomplete) print showing several train cars with a pine tree overhanging them.

Dutch States Railway, Beyer Peacock Manufacturing, Manchester

Artist: James Mudd.Artist Bio: British, 1821 - 1906.Creation Date: 1872.Process: albumen print.Credit Line: Gift of Stephen White.Accession Number: 2003.035.002

Steam fog signal, the syren

Cutaway of building showing man beside boiler used to power foghorn, shovel on the side, boats on foggy waters in background.