A Model Double-Beam Engine
“A Model Double-Beam Engine made by Benjamin Hick, Bolton, 1840
This model represents the ultimate development of Boulton and Watt’s steam engine. By the time it was displayed at the 1851 Great Exhibition, Britain used half as much steam power again as the whole of western Europe.”
Beam engines were first used to remove water from mines in Cornwall – and to pump water into canals. (Read More Here)
Filmed in action at the London Science Museum
Though USA TODAY bestselling author Anne Renwick holds a Ph.D. in biology and greatly enjoyed tormenting the overburdened undergraduates who were her students, fiction has always been her first love. Today, she writes steampunk romance, placing a new kind of biotech in the hands of mad scientists, proper young ladies and determined villains.
Anne brings an unusual perspective to steampunk. A number of years spent locked inside the bowels of a biological research facility left her permanently altered. In her steampunk world, the Victorian fascination with all things anatomical led to a number of alarming biotechnological advances. Ones that the enemies of Britain would dearly love to possess.
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