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Author Topic: 165 Years Ago  (Read 1691 times)

kvom

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165 Years Ago
« on: August 05, 2010, 03:17:43 AM »
The first issue of Scientific American magazine had an article about the steam ship Great Britain.  An interesting quote from this article stated, "If there is anything objectionable in the construction or machinery of this noble ship, it is the mode of propelling her by the screw propeller; and we should not be surprised if it should be, ere long, suerceded by paddle wheels at the side."   ;)

Offline Eddy Matthews

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Re: 165 Years Ago
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2010, 03:54:10 AM »
So there we have it, conclusive proof that paddle wheels are the only true way to power a ship!  :clap

Thanks Kvom

Eddy
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Offline R.G.Y.

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Re: 165 Years Ago
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2010, 04:10:08 AM »
Just goes to show. ::) Don't believe what you read in the news papers. R.G.Y.
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Offline mjt60a

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Re: 165 Years Ago
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2010, 04:17:05 AM »
didn't a 'man from the ministry' once say that about the jet engine?....
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(.....gonna need a bigger boat.....)

 

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