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On this day: 08-22-1647

Denis Papin Inventor of the piston steam engine is born

Denis Papin, inventor of the piston steam engine, was born in Blois, France. This British physicist, who also invented the pressure cooker, got the first seedlings of an idea when he noticed the enclosed steam in the cooker raising the lid. Why couldn´t one use steam to drive a piston? Though he never actually constructed an engine, nor had a practical design, his sketches were improved on by others and led to the development of the steam engine.

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2006SaleenS7 Twin Turbo3.30010.600Road & Track
2004SaleenFocus N2O5.80014.000(saleen.com)
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