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GB Patent: GB-179,902,340
Method of manufacturing and constructing steam engines
Steam wheel
Patentee:
William Murdoch - Redruth, county Cornwall, England

USPTO Classifications:

Tool Categories:
propulsion and energy : steam apparatus : rotary steam engines

Assignees:
None

Manufacturer:
Boulton & Watt - Birmingham, England

Witnesses:
Unknown

Patent Dates:
Granted: Aug. 29, 1799

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Wikipedia biography of William Murdoch
Description:
This patent covers the "steam wheel", a predecessor to the steam turbine. The inventor was an employee of Boulton & Watt. Many of Murdoch's inventions were patented by Watt, most notably the sun and planet gear system of patent GB-1,306.

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