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48,028.  I sell here what the whole world desires – power.  (Steam & Power & Industrial Revolution & Great Britain & England & Sell)  Matthew Boulton

 

 

2,548.  ‘The man who discovered how to power the world ... was James Watt, and his steam engine was to drive the industrial revolution.’  (Science & Industrial Revolution & Steam & Great Britain & Engineering)  Genius of Britain II: A Roomful of Brilliant Minds, Channel 4 2012, James Dyson

 

2,549.  The answer was to cool and condense the steam in a separate chamber outside the main cylinder.  (Science & Steam & Industrial Revolution & Great Britain & Engineering)  ibid.

 

2,550.  Watt’s monsters throbbed day and night.  (Science & Steam & Industrial Revolution & Great Britain & Engineering)  ibid. 

 

2,551.  James Watt’s invention changed the world ... This was the start of the Industrial Revolution.  (Science & Steam & Industrial Revolution & Great Britain & Engineering)  ibid. 

 

 

2,583.  George Watt and George Stevenson harnessed steam power.  Where Rutherford and Chadwick unravelled the architecture of the atom.  Where Edward Jenner worked out the principles of vaccination ...  (Science & Steam & Atom & Vaccination & Laws)  Science Britannica III: Clear Blue Skies

 

 

3,621.  The sun was fierce, the land seemed to glisten and drip with steam.  (Sun & Steam)  Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness  
 

 

28,793.  At Pittsburgh two thousand liberated Union prisoners crowded onto the decks of the steamboat Sultana, gleeful to be on their way at last.  Near Memphis a boiler exploded and she burst into flames.  More than twelve hundred men died, still hundreds of miles from home.  (United States & Civil War & Steam)  Ken Burns, The Civil War: The Better Angels of our Nature

 

 

30,168.  The steam engine – invented in England in the early eighteenth century and perfected by James Watt.  (Great Britain & England & Industrial Revolution & Steam & Engineering)  Michael Wood, The Great British Story: A People’s History: Industry & Empire 7/8

 

 

31,020.  Steam power is one of history’s great leaps forward.  (England & Great Britain & Steam & Industrial Revolution)  Dr Lucy Worsley, Elegance and Decadence: The Age of the Regency 3/3

 

 

31,196.  Britain had pioneered the age of Steam.  (England & Great Britain & Victoria & Steam & Industrial Revolution)  Empires: Queen Victoria’s Empire I: Engines of Change, PBS

 

 

31,211.  They had pioneered the age of steam.  They made more than half the world’s industrial goods, and three-quarters the world’s trade was carried in British ships.  But despite this success Victoria’s cities were pits of poverty and deprivation.  (England & Great Britain & Steam & Manufacturing & Trade & Cities & Industrial Revolution)  Empires: Queen Victoria’s Empire III: The Moral Crusade

 

 

112,096.  From his earliest years Fred Dibnah, the Bolton steeplejack, hero-worshipped the men who worked up factory chimneys.  He loved the cotton industry, the mills and the steam engines, the noise, the smoke and the pride.  (Steeplejack & Engineering & Steam)  Fred Dibnah, A Year With Fred s1e1: Monuments of the Dark Ages, BBC 1987

 

112,097.  ‘Everybody’s like trying to rip everybody else off.’  (Steeplejack & Engineering & Steam)  ibid.  Fred  

 

112,098.  Fred has spent much of his life with steam engines.  The restoration of this roller from a wreck took 14 years of resolute work in which he pressed on through domestic upheavals and public outcry.  (Steeplejack & Engineering & Steam)  ibid.

 

 

48,095.  These characters down here you know they’ll like live in the romantic world of long ago.  This steam-engine business is really a form of escapism.  And it’s like little lads who never grew up.  I can’t complain.  ’Cause I’m one meself.  It’s like an excuse to dress yourself up with a red neckerchief on and a flat cap.  Really they’re like romantics trying to escape from modern life in a way.  You know.  But I think if you really could go back to Victorian times it weren’t that romantic.  (Steam & Engine & Victoria)  Fred Dibnah, Life with Fred e1: Part of the Dales on Film, BBC 1994

 

48,096.  Nice and tranquil I suppose ... [laughs and glances at punts on river] ... I much prefer a steamboat meself.  It’s very nice here in Cambridge.  I like it very much.  It strikes me as it’s a quite a laid-back existence here being an academic or a student.  I can’t say that the life would have suited me, you know.  I prefer more of a practical approach to life.  (Steam & Engine & Universities)  ibid.  Fred

 

48,097.  Men like Brunel.  Who built the first steam-ships.  (Steam & Engine & Industrial Revolution & Great Britain & England & Ship)  ibid.

 

 

48,089.  This 1912 Aveling and Porter steamroller which has taken him fourteen years to build.  (Steam & Engine)  The Fred Dibnah Story e1: Beginnings, 1996

 

48,090.  Steeplejacking is a bit of a spasmodic job.  So you can play with your steam-engine instead.  It’s a bit like being very rich.  You can just have a day off when you like.  (Steam & Engine & Steeplejacks)  ibid.

 

48,091.  Cockerill’s design was a straight steal which took the rollers from the Arkwright Water Frame and the clasp and carriage from the Spinning Jenny.  He was the first man to successfully make a spinning machine that spun short-fibred wool ... He called it The Mule.  (Steam & Engine & Wool & Industrial Revolution & Great Britain & England)  ibid.

 

48,092.  By 1813 William Cockerill’s manufacturing empire employed fifty blacksmiths and fifteen hundred wool workers.  (Steam & Engine & Wool & Industrial Revolution & Great Britain & England & Manufacturing)  ibid.

 

48,093.  By 1830 Cockerill was the largest integrated company in the world of Europe.  Maybe even the world.  (Steam & Engine & Wool & Industrial Revolution & Great Britain & England & Manufacturing)  ibid.

 

 

48,142.  I work in the shed sometimes to one o’clock in the morning.  (Steam & Engine)  The Fred Dibnah Story e2: A Sort of Fame

 

 

48,094.  My wonderful steam-engine.  (Steam & Engine)  The Fred Dibnah Story e5: Alone: A Reformed Character

 

 

48,142.  I work in the shed sometimes to one o’clock in the morning.  (Steam & Engine)  The Fred Dibnah Story e2: A Sort of Fame

 

 

112,116.  Apart from his work on the chimneys and spires Fred Dibnah has devoted his life to steam.  Over a period of 20 years he rebuilt one steam engine and got well on the way with another … The workshop now had the capacity to restore whole fleets of steam engines.  (Steam & Engine)  The Fred Dibnah Story s3: Departures

 

112,117.  For Alison the pleasure of steam rallies was beginning to wear thin.  (Steam & Engine)  ibid.  

 

 

112,118.  Abandoned by his wife and daughters, Fred Dibnah the Bolton steeplejack passed the long and lonely evenings in his newly completed steam workshop.  (Steam & Engine)  The Fred Dibnah Story s4: Alone

 

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