Hero′s Engine

A device which propels itself by shooting steam from one or more orifices. Also known as an Eolipile.

A reaction power device from 130BC that was the origin of the steam engine.


Hiscox, Gardner Dexter, "Mechanical movements, powers and devices", 1911, New York, The Norman W. Henley publishing co.

See also: Steam Engine.

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Subjects: Engines