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Machines That Made History: Landmarks in Mechanical Engineering

Editor
J. Black
J. Black
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Sponsored by The ASME History & Heritage Committee
Sponsored by The ASME History & Heritage Committee
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ISBN:
9780791860304
No. of Pages:
176
Publisher:
ASME Press
Publication date:
2014

Say the name Thomas Newcomen to a group of engineers with some knowledge of the history of technology and you will bring to mind a formative moment in the history of mechanical engineering, when Newcomen's early eighteenth-century atmospheric steam engine inaugurated a new era of engineering achievements. Like Newcomen's engine, the landmarks illustrated in this section are representative examples of creativity and important early developments in mechanical technology.

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