First solar-powered printing press, 1894

First solar-powered printing press, 1894

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Credit: SHEILA TERRY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: First solar-powered printing press, 1894. Historical artwork showing Frenchman Abel Pifre's invention, a steam press powered by the Sun's rays. When the rays hit the large dish-shaped mirror, they were reflected and focussed upon the boiler in the centre, which heated the water inside into steam. The steam drove an engine (left) which was coupled to a printing press, producing copies of a newspaper appropriately called The Sun. The machine was demonstrated in the Jardin des Tuileries, Paris, France. This artwork was printed in The Picture Magazine, 1894.

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