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English: Sketch showing a steam engine designed by Boulton & Watt, England, 1784.

Labelling: B steam valves (input),

C steam-cylinder,
E exhaust steam valves,
H Connecting rod link to beam
N cold water pump,
O connecting rod,
P piston,
Q regulator/governor,
R rod of the air-pump,
T steam input flap (controlled by governor (Q).
g link connecting piston (P) and beam via parallel motion g-d-c,
m steam inflow lever worked by the air-pump rod (R).
Date 1878
Source Scanned from a paper reproduction of the original sketch.
  • From a book published in 1878 in New York: A History of the Growth of the Steam Engine, by Robert H. Thurston, professor of mechanical engineering in the Stevens Institute of Technology, Hobroken, USA.
  • Thurston, Robert Henry (1878) " James Watt and His Inventions" in A History of the Growth of the Steam Engine, New York, United States: D. Appleton and Company, pp. p. 119 Retrieved on 16 September 2010.
Author Robert Henry Thurston (1839–1903)
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Public domain This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published (or registered with the U.S. Copyright Office) before January 1, 1923.

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