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Introduction, 221 ; Ancient Prophecies, 223; the Earliest Paddle-Wheel, 223;

Blasco de Garay's Steam-Vessel, 1543, 224; Experiments of Dionysius Papin,

1707, 214; Jonathan Hulls's Steamer, 1736, 225; Bernouilli and Gauthier, 228;

William Henry, 1782, 230; the Comte d'Auxiron, 1772, 232; the Marquis de

Jouffroy, 1776, 233; James Rumsey, 1774, 234; John Fitch, 1785, 285; Fitch's

Experiments on the Delaware, 1787, 237; Fitch's Experiments at New York,

1796, 240, the Prophecy of John Fitch, 241 ; Patrick Miller, 1786-'87, 241; Sam-

uel Morey, 1793, 243; Natban Read, 1788, 244 ; Dundas and Syminington, 1801,

246; Henry Bell and the Comet, 1811, 248; Nicholas Roosevelt, 1798, 250;

Robert Fulton, 1892, 251; Fulton's Torpedo-Vessels, 1801, 252; Fultor's First

Steamboat, 1803, 253; the Clermont, 1807, 257; Voyage of the Clermont to Al-

bany, 259; Fulton's Later Steamboats, 260; Fulton's War-Steamer Fultos the

First, 1815, 261; Oliver Evans, 1804, 263; John Stevens's Screw-Steamer, 1804,

261; Stevens's Steam-Boilers, 1804, 264; Stevens's Iron-Clad, 1812, 268; Robert

L. Stevens's Improvements, 270; the “Stevens Cut-off," 1841, 276; the Stevens
Iron-Clad, 1837, 277; Robert L. Thurston and John Babcock, 1821, 280; James
P. Allaire and the Messrs. Copeland, 281; Erastus W. Smith's Compound Engine,

233; Steam-Navigation on Western Rivers, 1811, 283; Ocean Steam-Navigation,

1808, 285; the Savannah, 1819, 286; the Sirius and the Great Western, 1838, 289;

the Cunard Line, 1840, 290 ; the Collins Line, 1851, 291; the side-Lever Engine,

292; Introduction of Screw-Steamers, 293; John Ericsson's Screw-Vessels, 1836,

294; Francis Pettit Smith, 1837. 296; the Princeton, 1841, 297; Advantages of

the Screw, 299; the Screw on the Ocean, 300; Obstacles to Improvement, 301 ;

Changes in Engine-Construction, 302; Conclusion, 303.

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the Greene Engine, 321; Perkins's Experiments, 323; Dr. Alban's Work, 825;

the Perkins Compound Engine, 327; the Modern Pumping-Engine, 328; the

Cornish Engine, 328; the Steam-Pump, 331 ; the Worthington Pumping-Engine,

333; the Compound Beam and Crank Engine, 335; the Leavitt Pumping-En-

gine, 336; the Stationary Steam-Boiler, 338; “Sectional ” Steam-Boilers, 343;

“ Performance” of Boilers, 344; the Semi-Portable Engine, 348; Performance of

Portable Engines, 350; their Efficiency, 352; the Hoadley Engine, 354; the

Mills Farm and Road Engine, 356; Fisher's Steam-Carriage, 356; Performance

of Road-Engines, 357; Trial of Road-Locomotives by the Author, 358; Conclu-

sions, 358; the Steain Fire-Engine, 360; the Rotary Steam-Engine and Pump,

865; the Modern Locomotive, 368; Dimensions and Performance, 373; Com-

pound Engines for Locomotives, 376; Extent of Modern Railroads, 378; the

Modern Marine Engine, 379; the American Beam Engine, 379; the Oscillating

Engine and Feathering Wheel, 381; the two “ Rhode Islands, " 382; River-Boat

Engines on the Mississippi, 384; Steam Launches and Yachts, 386; Marine

Screw-Engines, 389; the Marine Compound Engine, 390; its Introduction by

John Elder and others, 393; Comparison with the Single-Cylinder Engine, 395;

its Advantages, 396; the Surface Condenser, 397; Weight of Machinery, 398;

Marine Engine Performance, 398; Relative Economy of Simple and Compound

Engines, 399; the Screw-Propeller, 399; Chain-Propulsion, or Wire-Rope Towage,

402; Marine Steam-Boilers, 403; the Modern Steamship, 405; Examples of Mer-

chant Steamers, 406; Naval Steamers—Classification, 499; Examples of Iron.

Clad Steamers, 412; Power of the Marine Engine, 415; Conclusion, 417.

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