Historians of Technology have failed to include the larger contribution and influence of Ctesibius’ compressor-driven Hydraulis and Pump in the path of critical pre-events leading up to the Industrial Revolution. This research attempts to correct that oversight analyzing the roles of the primary scientists who adopted and adapted the Hydraulis’ complex design in an initial search to reproduce this ancient musical instrument that resurfaced as an industrially viable, steam-driven, qua, prime mover in 1690, 46 years before James Watts’s birth in 1736.
The Industrial Revolution - Lost in Antiquity - Found in the Renaissance
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