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Steam Engine / Governor

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Steam Engine / Governor

Governor, or Fly-Ball Governor, invented by James Watt to regulate the supply of steam in order to preserve a nearly fixed engine speed

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1785 Fixed Governor Invented Machines Order Preserve Regulate Speed Supply Watt


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This print from Mary Evans Picture Library showcases the remarkable invention of James Watt, the Steam Engine Governor. Invented in 1785, this ingenious device was designed to regulate the supply of steam and maintain a nearly fixed engine speed. The image beautifully captures the essence of history as it takes us back to a time when industrial machines were revolutionizing various industries. The intricate details displayed in this photograph highlight the significance of Watt's invention in preserving order and efficiency within steam engines. With its fly-ball mechanism, this governor played an instrumental role in regulating steam flow, ensuring that these powerful machines operated at a consistent speed. As we gaze upon this historical artifact, we are reminded of how James Watt's brilliant mind transformed not only the engineering landscape but also propelled humanity into an era of unprecedented progress. This visual testament serves as a tribute to his groundbreaking contribution to science and technology. Mary Evans Prints Online has once again captured our imagination with their exceptional collection by bringing forth this extraordinary piece from history. Through their lens, they have immortalized an iconic symbol that represents innovation and advancement during one of mankind's most transformative periods – forever reminding us how far we have come since those early days of industry powered by steam engines.

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