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meikleham, Robert.

HISTORICAL AND DESCRIPTIVE

ANECDOTES

OP

STEAM-ENGINES,

AND OF

THEIR INVENTORS AND IMPROVERS:

BY

ROBERT STUART,

CIVIL ENGINEER.

TR' INVENTION ALL ADMIRED, AND EACH HOW HE
'TO BE TH' INVENTOR MISSED; SO EASY IT SEEMED
ONCE FOUND, WHICH YET UNFOUND, MOST WOULD HAVE THOUGHT
IMPOSSIBLE,

Milton.

VOLUME I.

LONDON:

WIGHT MAN AND CRAMP,

PATERNOSTER-ROW.

MDCCCXXIX,

PRINTED

WITH A ROLLING PRESS MOVED BY A STEAM-ENGINE,

BY

WILLIAM CLOWES,
STAMFORD-STREET,

LONDON

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CHAPTER V.

Biographical Notices of Thomas Newcomen and John Caw.
ley, 141.

First atmospheric engine, 146. Introduction of
safety-valve by Desaguliers, note, 148. Switzer's account of
Newcomen's invention, note, 150. Sniffing clack, 153. New-
comen's boiler, 155. Griff engine, 156. Condensing by injeç.
tion, 157. Bradley, 158. Engine for Mr. Balle, 159,' Hum-

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