Richard Trevithick, English inventor, 1816.
4 0 c m
 
35cm
actual image size: 27cm x 32cm

Richard Trevithick, English inventor, 1816.

Linnell, John

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

Description

Oil painting by John Linnell (1792-1882) of Richard Trevithick (1771-1833), the first person to use high presured steam to drive an engine. Until 1800, the weaknes of existing boilers had restricted all engines to being atmospheric ones. Trevithick set about making a cylindrical boiler which could withstand steam at higher presures. This new engine was well suited to driving vehicles. In 1804, Trevithick was responsible for the first succesful railway locomotive.
 

Artist

 

Image Ref.

10198838
 

buy a print

Select size
 
Select finish
 
How many prints?
 
£20.00
 

buy a framed print

buy a canvas

buy a framed canvas