A letter to Richard Trevithick from Davies Giddy regarding theoretical treatment of ex-pansive working of a non- condensing high-pressure steam-engine

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Collection of letters to Richard Trevithick, mainly concerning the design and efficiency of steam-engines
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1816-02-16-1815-02-16
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Collection of letters to Richard Trevithick, mainly concerning the design and efficiency of steam-engines
maker:
Gilbert, Davies
A letter to Richard Trevithick from Davies Giddy regarding theoretical treatment of ex-pansive working of a non- condensing high-pressure steam-engine A letter to Richard Trevithick from Davies Giddy regarding theoretical treatment of ex-pansive working of a non- condensing high-pressure steam-engine

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The letter concludes that pressure should be as high as possible and steam expanded to 1 atmosphere. The postscript compares expansive with non-expansive working and discusses implications of recent French experiments on the heating of steam. It is addressed to Trevithick in Penzance, Cornwall.

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