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AN

HISTORICAL

AND

DESCRIPTIVE ACCOUNT

OF THE

STEAM ENGINE,

COMPRISING A GENERAL VIEW OF THE VARIOUS MODES
OF EMPLOYING ELASTIC VAPOUR AS A PRIME

MOVER IN MECHANICS ;

WITH

AN APPENDIX

OF PATENTS AND PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS CONNECTED

WITH THE SUBJECT.
BY CHARLES FREDERICK PARTINGTON, d. 1857?
OF THE LONDON INSTITUTION.

O.C.

“ Soon shall thy arm, unconquer'd Steam ! afar!
Drag the slow barge, or drive the rapid car;
Or on wide-waving wings expanded bear

The flying chariot through the fields of air." Daruin.
Ilustrated by Thirteen Engravings and Diagrams.

London:

PRINTED FOR J. TAYLOR,
AT THE ARCHITECTURAL LIBRARY, 59, HIGH HOJ.BORN.

1822.

LT


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