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The steam engines of the "Arts et Métiers" Museum described on this site are the machines of Papin, Savery, Newcomen and Watt.


The students had to observe some steam engines of the museum and to seek information on the explicative panels or on the interactive terminals to answer the questionnaire concerning the evolution of steam engines.

Steam engine
with oscillator

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Discover the evolution of the steam engines from the antiquity to James Watt's period

To discover their principle, click on their pictures

The Eolipyle of Heron of Alexandrie

The Papin's steam engine

The Savery's steam engine

The Newcomen's steam engine

The Watt's steam engine


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