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[Steam engine, Washington Navy Yard, Washington, D.C. Transverse elevation]

[Steam engine, Washington Navy Yard, Washington, D.C. Transverse elevation]

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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.

Pre-1900 locomotives photographs and art.

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Date

01/01/1808
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Contributors

Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820, engineer
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Source

Library of Congress
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No known restrictions on publication.

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