The History of Engineering

Events

Saugus Ironworks was the first commercial ironworks in North America and it reduced iron oxide with carbon to produce metallic iron that can be casted in a mold.

1647

Fairmount Water Works was the first large scale application of steam pumping.

1815

Boyden Hydraulic Turbines was the largest and most powerful ever built in the U.S it also is the oldest surviving water turbine.

1871

The F & H cable railway was designed and built by civil engineer Howard C. It is also one the other most complicated cable car system.

1887

Pratt institute Power Plant which is the oldest steam-generation plant found in the Northern united states.

1887

Triple-expansion, three crank rocker engine designed by Erasmus Darwin Leavitt Jr.

1894

A.B. Wood Screw Pump was the most advanced low-lift drainage pump.

1914

Reynolds-Corliss pumping engine build by Allis Chalmers.

1917

Hanford B Reactor was the first U.S. plutonium production reactor placed in commercial operation. This also helped the development of atomic energy.

1944

Crawler Transporters of Launch Complex 39, is two of the largest ground vehicles ever built, including automatic load-leveling systems.

1962