First steam turbine

First steam turbine

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Credit: SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: First steam engine. Historical artwork of a steam turbine described by Hero in Pneumatics (around 62 AD). Water was heated by a fire (lower centre), producing steam that turned the ball at upper centre. This was a toy only, no work was done by the rotation of the ball.

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Keywords: 1st century, ancient, artwork, black-and-white, demonstration, energy, first, greek, hero, historical, history of science, illustration, monochrome, pneumatics, steam turbine, technology, toy, vertical

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