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L ACCOUNT

ER MACHINES

WATER,

10 Hodern:

ON VARIOUS SUBJECTS

FUTED WITH THE

ARTS:

IROGRESSIVE DEVELOPMENT OF

STEAM ENGINE:

TARIF TY OF BELLOWS, PISTON, AND ROT PUMPS-FIRE EN

TRE ENGINES-AIR MACHINES--EOLIPILES, &C. REMARKS ON

(OG WHEELS--BLOWPIPES-BELLOWS OF VARIOUS PEOPLE IMALS, AND OTHER MACHINERY OF ANCIENT TEMPLES. TO WHICH

ON BLOWING AND SPOUTING TUBES, AND OTHER ORIGINAL till AND MACHINERY FOR RAISING WATER. HISTORICAL NOTICES , FUUNTAINS, WATER ORGANS, CLEPSYDRÆ, PIPES, VALVES, COCKS, &c.

IN FIVE BOOKS.

RITED BY NEARLY THREE HUNDRED ENGRAVINGS.

BY THOMAS EWBANK.

i Tortification in searching for what is instructive in the history of past times, to find the in rors who have desolated the earth, and the freaks of tyrants who have rendered nations

reorded with minute and often disgusting accuracy--while the discovery of useful arts, 1. mt of the most beneficial branches of commerce are passed over in silence, and suffered to

Robertson's India.

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16.4.13

NEW-YORK:

D. APPLETON AND COMPANY,

200 BROADWAY.

1842.

A

DESCRIPTIVE AND HISTORICAL ACCOUNT

OF

HYDRAULIC AND OTHER MACHINES

FOR

RAISING WATER,

Ancient and modern:

WITH OBSERVATIONS ON VARIOUS SUBJECTS

CONNECTED WITH THE

MECHANIC ARTS:

INCLUDING THE PROGRESSIVE DEVELOPMENT OF

THE ST E AM ENGINE:

DESCRIPTIONS OF EVERY VA IETY OF BELLOWS, PISTON, AND ROTARY PUMPS-FIRE EN-
GINES-WATER RAMS-PRESSURE ENGINES-AIR MACHINES--EOLIPILES, &C. REMARKS ON
ANCIENT WELLS-AIR BEDS-COG WHEELS-BLOW PIPES-BELLOWS OF VARIOUS PEOPLE
MAGIC GOBLETS-STEAM IDOLS, AND OTHER MACHINERY OF ANCIENT TEMPLES. TO WHICH
ARE ADDED EXPERIMENTS ON BLOWING AND SPOUTING TUBES, AND OTHER ORIGINAL
• DEVICES-NATURE'S MODES AND MACHINERY FOR RAISING WATER. HISTORICAL NOTICES
RESPECTING SIPHONS, FOUNTAINS, WATER ORGANS, CLEPSYDRÆ, PIPES, VALVES, COCKS, &C.

IN FIVE BOOKS.

ILLUSTRATED BY NEARLY THREE HUNDRED ENGRAVINGS.

BY THOMAS EWBANK.

It is a cruel mortification in searching for what is instructive in the history of past times, to find the
exploits of conquerors who have desolated the earth, and the freaks of tyrants who have rendered nations
uphappy, are recorded with minute and often disgusting accuracy-while the discovery of useful arts,
and the progress of the most beneficial branches of commerce are passed over in silence, and suffered to
sink into oblivion.

Robertson's India.

16.4.13

NEW-YORK:

D. APPLETON AND COMPANY,

200 BROADWAY.

1842.

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Entered according to the Act of Congress, in the year 1842, by THOMAS EwBANK, in the Clerk's Office

of the Southern District of New York.

Windt's Printery, 99 Reade st.

Dill, Stereotyper, 128 Fulton st.

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