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COMPRISING A GENERAL VIEW OF THE VARIOUS MODES
OF EMPLOYING ELASTIC VAPOUR AS A PRIME
MOVER IN MECHANICS;
OF PATENTS AND PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS CONNECTED
WITH THE SUBJECT.
BY CHARLES FREDERICK PARTINGTON,
OF THE LONDON INSTITUTION.
"Soon shall thy arm, unconquer'd Steam! afar!
The flying chariot through the fields of air." Daruin,
PRINTED FOR J. TAYLOR,
WILLIAM HASLEDINE PEPYS, Esq.
FELLOW OF THE ROYAL AND LINNEAN SOCIETIES; A VICE
PRESIDENT OF THE GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY ;
THE ROYAL INSTITUTION, OF THE ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY, &c. &c. AND HON. SECRETARY OF THE LONDON
As a Tribute of Respect for his high Scientific Attainments, and liberal encouragement of Philosophical Learning ; this Historical Account of one of the most valuable applications of Science to the Arts and Manufactures of a great Commercial Nation, is, with his permission,
By his much obliged,
and faithful humble Servant,
CHARLES FREDERICK PARTINGTON.