A vessel in which water is turned into steam by the process of boiling.

Boiler, Steam

A vessel in which water is turned into steam by the process of boiling.

"Smith's Steam Cultivator as at work." — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

Steam Cultivator

"Smith's Steam Cultivator as at work." — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

"A modern steam engine." -Comstock 1850

Modern Steam Engine (1850)

"A modern steam engine." -Comstock 1850

"The steam engine is a powerful device for utilizing the energy involved in the elasticity and expansive force of steam as a motive power. It is a real heat engine, transforming heat into mechanical energy." -Avery 1895

Steam Engine

"The steam engine is a powerful device for utilizing the energy involved in the elasticity and expansive…

A steam engine is a heat engine that performs mechanical work using steam as its working fluid. Steam engines have a long history, going back almost two thousand years. Early devices were not practical power producers, but more advanced designs became a major source of mechanical power during the industrial revolution. Modern steam turbines generate about half of the electric power in the world.

Steam Engine

A steam engine is a heat engine that performs mechanical work using steam as its working fluid. Steam…

"High volumes of steam were pumped into the hollow sphere. The steam would then escape through the many evenly spaced arms around the center of the sphere thus causing the engine to rotate." —Quackenbos 1859

Hero's Steam Engine

"High volumes of steam were pumped into the hollow sphere. The steam would then escape through the many…

An illustration of Newcomen atmospheric steam engine. The boiler heats the water to build up steam in the piston. While the steam lever closes, the water is let in, and the piston compresses the steam to generate energy. The compressed steam turns to liquid, and opens the steam valve.

Newcomen Atmospheric Steam Engine

An illustration of Newcomen atmospheric steam engine. The boiler heats the water to build up steam in…

The illustration showing Watt's final steam engine design. The engine is fitted with series of rods to guide the in a straight line. James Watt and William Murdoch invented the throttle valve, centrifugal valve, regulator, and slide valve to improve on the steam engine.

Watt's Final Steam Engine Design

The illustration showing Watt's final steam engine design. The engine is fitted with series of rods…

"The steam engine, in its many forms, is the agent by means of which part of th eenrgy stored up in the steam, as supplied by a coiler, is converted into mechanical or useful work."—Finley, 1917

Steam engines

"The steam engine, in its many forms, is the agent by means of which part of th eenrgy stored up in…

A steam generator is the term used to describe a type of boiler used to produce steam for climate control and potable water heating in railroad passenger cars. The output of a railroad steam generator is low pressure, saturated steam that is passed through a system of pipes and conduits.

Steam Generator

A steam generator is the term used to describe a type of boiler used to produce steam for climate control…

"Steam Hammer." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Steam Hammer

"Steam Hammer." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

"The valve gear for operating the steam hammer is shown separately, the cylinder and valve chest being in section."—Finley, 1917

Valve gear of a steam hammer

"The valve gear for operating the steam hammer is shown separately, the cylinder and valve chest being…

Steam spraying apparatus constructed by the Shade and Fruit Tree Protective Association of New York.

Steam Spray Apparatus

Steam spraying apparatus constructed by the Shade and Fruit Tree Protective Association of New York.

Left-hand side of steam spraying machine constructed by W. R. Gunnis, San Diego, Cal.

Left Side of Steam Spraying Machine

Left-hand side of steam spraying machine constructed by W. R. Gunnis, San Diego, Cal.

Near view of couplings and details of steam spraying apparatus used in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Prospect Park Steam Spraying Machine

Near view of couplings and details of steam spraying apparatus used in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Right-hand side of steam spraying machine constructed by W. R. Gunnis, San Diego, Cal.

Right Side of Steam Spraying Machine

Right-hand side of steam spraying machine constructed by W. R. Gunnis, San Diego, Cal.

Steam spraying machine constructed by the city authorities of Springfield, Mass.

Springfield Steam Spraying Machine

Steam spraying machine constructed by the city authorities of Springfield, Mass.

Steam spraying machine used by T. B. Wilson, Hall's Corners, N.Y.

Wilson's Steam Spraying Machine

Steam spraying machine used by T. B. Wilson, Hall's Corners, N.Y.

"This term is applied indiscriminately to evaporators with steam-pipe, whether arranged in the form of a coil, or, as more commonly used, in a rectangular series, In some the steam is admitted through a main pipe, from which others lead off at right angles, terminating in a similar main, which receives and carries off the condensed water of all...Still another, and the most convenient plan, thought not without some objectives, consists in admitting the steam at one end of the coil allowing it to ass progressively through the whole, driving the condensed water, which it will do, though imperfectly, before it." -Commissioner, 1865

Steam-coil evaporator

"This term is applied indiscriminately to evaporators with steam-pipe, whether arranged in the form…

A steamboat constructed by Robert Fulton, which made the passage from New York to Albany in thirty six hours.

Steamboat

A steamboat constructed by Robert Fulton, which made the passage from New York to Albany in thirty six…

Robinson's form of Stirling's Engine.

Robinson's Form of Stirling's Engine

Robinson's form of Stirling's Engine.

"A small enclosure, to prevent the escape of steam, etc., at a joint in machinery. — Williams, 1889

Stuffing-box

"A small enclosure, to prevent the escape of steam, etc., at a joint in machinery. — Williams,…

"Turbine is, in mechanics, a term formerly confined to horizontal water wheels, the revolution of which is due to the pressure derived from falling water, but now applied generally to any wheel driven by water escaping through small orifices subject to such pressure. The turbine was invented by Fourneyron in 1823, and the first one was made in 1827. Air and steam turbines are also in use, air and steam being used instead of water to drive the impulse wheel."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Pelton Wheel Turbine

"Turbine is, in mechanics, a term formerly confined to horizontal water wheels, the revolution of which…

A food steamer or steam cooker is a kitchen appliance used to prepare various foods in a sealed vessel that limits the escape of air or liquids below a preset pressure.

Steam Cooking Utensil

A food steamer or steam cooker is a kitchen appliance used to prepare various foods in a sealed vessel…

A valve used to keep the backwards pressure in a steam piston engine.

Back Pressure Valve

A valve used to keep the backwards pressure in a steam piston engine.

A valve used to keep the backwards pressure in a steam piston engine.

Back Pressure Valve

A valve used to keep the backwards pressure in a steam piston engine.

This steam valve design features revolving cup valves which are able to cut off steam at any given revolution inside an engine.

Steam Valve

This steam valve design features revolving cup valves which are able to cut off steam at any given revolution…

"The chief use of carbon monoxide is in water gas. This is produced by the reduction of steam by heated coal." -Brownlee 1907

Water Gas Production

"The chief use of carbon monoxide is in water gas. This is produced by the reduction of steam by heated…