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History of navigation

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/empire_seapower/launch_ani_navigation.shtml



1 Video - Water Wheel            4338

2 Video - Steam Thresher       4591

3 Video - Steam Engine          4553

4 Winding Gear                      4302

5 Watts Governor                   4540

6 Watts Steam Engine            4397

7 Rocket Railway Engine         4667

8 Spinning Mule                     4741

9 Mill                                    4284

10 Canal Lock                        4344

11 Blast Furnace                    4161

12 Bessemer Converter          4304

13 Beam Engine                    4402

14 Paddle steamer                4214

 




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1698 Thomas Savery, a Devon man, was the first to combine the force of steam and the pressure of the atmosphere. He was granted a patent in 1698 for "Raising water by the impellent force of fire". Savery's "engine" comprised a boiler and a receiver. Steam from the boiler filled the receiver. Cold water poured over the receiver condensed the steam causing a vacuum. Atmospheric pressure forced water up a suction pipe connected to the receiver, which became full of water. Steam from the boiler at pressure blew the water out of the receiver up a delivery pipe and also refilled the receiver with steam. The cycle was then repeated. Valves were fitted in pipes to control the steam and to prevent the water, which was being raised, from going the wrong way. In time the boiler became empty. To refill it with water meant drawing the fire and relieving the boiler of its pressure.


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Paddle Steamer

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/interactive/animations/paddlesteamer/index_embed.shtml


C I H S Study trip notes

 Ironbridge

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/victorians/launch_vt_iron_bridge.shtml

Animated History of European Mapmaking

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/empire_seapower/launch_ani_mapmaking.shtml

Build an Arch Animation

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/launch_ani_build_arch.shtml

Stephenson's Rocket Animation

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/victorians/launch_ani_rocket.shtml

The Beam Engine Animation

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/victorians/launch_ani_beam_engine.shtml

The Blast Furnace Animation

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/victorians/launch_ani_blast_furnace.shtml

The Spinning Mill Animation

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/victorians/launch_ani_spinning_mill.shtml

Winding Gear Animation

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/victorians/launch_ani_winding_gear.shtml

Reconstructing an Iron Age Roundhouse

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/british_prehistory/launch_ani_roundhouse.shtml

The Colosseum: Building the Arena of Death

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/romans/launch_ani_colosseum.shtml

Wetwang Chariot

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/british_prehistory/launch_ani_wetwang.shtml

BBC Animations page  maps and Vitorian history.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/interactive/animations/