Objects: [steam engine], undated
by Thomas Jefferson

Identification numbers: N566; M16
23.5 cm x 37.8 cm (9-1/4" x 14-7/8")

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[3-view drawing (top, side, and end) of a steam engine (?). Unit is probably attached to a pot or cistern at the back of a chimney. Steam generated while the kitchen fires burn to operate the engine, which can be used to power any household chore. Nichols gave the same number (N566) and the same description ("Sketches and specifications for a wind vane [to operate machinery ?].") to two different drawings, each of which has its own "M" number (N566/M16 and N566/M17).]

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