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Author Rumsey, James, 1743?-1792.

Title A short treatise on the application of steam [microform] : whereby is clearly shewn, from actual experiments, that steam may be applied to propel boats or vessels of any burthen against rapid currents with great velocity ; great velocity [!] ; the same princples are also introduced with effect, by a machine of a simple and chep [!] construction, for the purpose of raising water sufficient for the working of grist-mills, saw-mills, &c. and for watering meadows and other purposes of agriculture / by James Rumsey ...

Imprint Philadelphia : J. James, 1788.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Basement Library of American Civilization Microfiche Cabinets  LAC 40053.    ---  Available
Description 26 p. : 21 cm.
Series Library of American civilization ; LAC 40053.
Note "The following pages are taken from a pamphlet published in Virginia, to prove the author's prior right of applying steam, to propel boats &c. .. as Mr. Fitch intends to answer the pamphlet, it is .. necessary to republish as much of it as respects Mr. Fitch, which is done with no other variation from the original, than to correct a few of the omissions and mistakes that were introduced into the first publication... No. 19 is added ... it is part of a letter wrote by the editor to ... General Washington."--Advertisement, p. [2]
The original pamphlet was published under the title: A plan wherein the power of steam is fully shewn.
Master microform held by: LrI.
Reproduction Microfiche. Chicago, Ill. : Library Resources, 1970. 1 microfiche ; 8 x 13 cm. (Library of American civilization ; LAC 40053).
Subject Steam-navigation -- History.
Philadelphia (Pa.) -- Imprints.

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