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Santa Clara College and the Pursuit of Scientific Knowledge, 1851-1900

 
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Part of Eolypile e Chariot, or Hero's Engine
Part of Eolypile e Chariot, or Hero's Engine, c.1870's
The Eolypile is a metal sphere attached to a chariot half-filled with water and nested up to allow steam to build up. The steam is then allowed to escape in a jet making the chariot move.

Item#: X.1995.526
Photograph courtesy of Charles Barry, SCU
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