Comet paddleboat engine, artwork

Comet paddleboat engine, artwork

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Credit: Science, Industry and Business Library/NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY/ SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Comet paddleboat engine. 1848 artwork showing the design of the engine that was used to power the PS Comet - Europe's first passenger steamboat. Designed by the Scottish engineer Henry Bell (1767-1830), it was launched from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1812 and was the first steamboat to travel at sea. It measured 12 metres in length and used a high-pressure steam engine to propel its paddle wheels.

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