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Facsimile reprint. [Series]: Newcomen Society for the Study of the History of Engineering & Technology, Extra Publication no. 1. 8vo. xii, [5 leaves], 52 pp. Illus., including a beautiful folding plate 18 5/8'' by 12 Â½'' large, list of works, index. Black-stamped cream printed wrappers. Burndy bookplate. Near fine. MÃ¥rten Triewald (1691-1747), "sometimes referred to as MÃ¥rten Triewald the Younger, was a Swedish merchant, engineer and amateur physicist. . .Triewald's mercantile activities took him to London, and in 1716 he was employed as an inspector at a coal mine in Newcastle, where he studied mechanics and the steam engines used there, and made improvements to them. He returned to Sweden in 1726 and at Dannemora mine and built a steam engine there under the designation "fire and air machine" (eld- och luftmachin in archaic Swedish). This steam engine is believed to be the first steam engine in Sweden that was put to practical and industrial use. . .."-Wikipedia. The plate in this book, reproduced from the original copper etching, depicts this amazing machine.
Title: MÃ¥rten Triewald's Short Description of the Atmospheric Engine, Published at Stockholm 1734; Translated from the Swedish with foreword, introduction and notes.
Publisher: London:, W. Heffer & Sons, 1928.: 1928
lbs: 3.00 lbs
Seller ID: BL3333