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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"

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"

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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 of ... old settlers, etc". The title and subject terms of this image have been generated from tags, created by users of the British Library's flickr photostream.

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.

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1860
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