air as a means of transmitting power was that ingenious Frenchman, Dr. Papin of Blois, about A. D. 1700.
We shall have occasion to refer to him in the History of the means.
About one hundered years after the experiment of the philosopher of Blois, a Welsh engineer used the power derived from a heavy fall of water to work a bd air, so far as our present information extends, was that by Dr. Papin, of Blois, France, about 1695.
His experiments were particularly directed to utilizing the pstons is alternate.
Invented by Dr. Papin, of Blois, France, in 1695; improved by Newcomen, 1705, and Watt, 1769.
It was the first goo means of atmospheric pressure seems to have originated with Dr. Papin, of Blois, in France, about the end of the seventeenth century.
This extremely versatile man woctor's invention.
The experiments actually entered upon by the philosopher of Blois, in the matter of compressed air, were principally directed to the transmission