3D Boiler Demonstration with Text, Travel Town Museum, Griffith Park, Los Angeles, California, Hyper 3D, 2008.04.27 14:36
[crosseye stereograph, see 3D with your right eye on the left image, and left on right.]
Cross your eyes to view 3D depth simulation.
This Boiler cutaway is a visual aid to understanding the thermal heat pump engine - a vital step in converting fuel into motion. Transportation of large, heavy and bulky loads was revolutionized by the invention of the steam engine, whether mounted on wheels like a steam locomotive, or mounted on a boat or ship like a paddle-wheel riverboat or the steam turbine powered "Queen Mary" steamship. Stationary steam engines also powered many small things and large machines gathered together in such places as electrical power plants, factories, mills with belts and shafts or cables like elevators, steam donkeys hauling logs uphill or cable railroads, like those made famous in San Francisco. Whether powering a moving conveyor belt, or moving thousands of bobbins in looms and needles in sewing machines in a fabric mill, or thousands of teeth on the edge of an immense saw blade, and other woodworking and metal working tools in lumber and steel mills, the boiler is common to all steam power motivators.
Located at: Travel Town Museum