Saturday, April 29, 2006

Oldest extant steam engine

0604 steam driven engine
Originally uploaded by rooruu.

This Boulton and Watt engine - the third built - oldest extant steam engine, dating from 1785 and now in the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney.

It built up a head of steam as we got nearer, and then just as we did the wheel began to turn.

More about it here.

Built up a head of steam today myself, when I got to the latest quilt. Just a little more quilting to do and then I can bind it.

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