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Assignment Discovery: American Inventions of the 1800s
On Discovery Channel's "Assignment Discovery," learn how the Industrial Revolution sparked a wave of American inventions including the telegraph and the steam boat.
Industrial Revelations: Beginning of Trains
On Discovery Channel's "Industrial Revelation," learn about British inventor Richard Trevithick and how he came up with the idea for the locomotive.
Industrial Revelations: Boat Propellers
On Discovery Channel's "Industrial Revelations," host Mark Williams learns how the boat propeller came about.
Industrial Revelations: British Industry Canals
The London canals were used for carrying goods in Britain during the Industrial Revolution. On Discovery Channel's "Industrial Revelations," host Mark Williams explores the revolution of hydraulics and lifts on the canal.
Industrial Revelations: England's Lime Transport
On Discovery Channel's "Industrial Revelations," host Mark Williams visits the Pennine Passage, and learns about the beginning of London's limestone transports.
Industrial Revelations: Iron Roller Machine
On Discovery Channel's "Industrial Revelations," host Mark Williams shows us one of the last remaining iron roller machines on a battle ship with an engine that rivals the Titanic's.
Industrial Revelations: London Sewage Pump
In the early 19th century large steam engines were used to provide water to London. Eventually they learned how to use this same technology to remove sewage from the city. Learn more on Discovery Channel's "Industrial Revelations."
Industrial Revelations: Lowland Ship Building
The lowland Scotland ship building industry developed in the 19th century. On Discovery Channel's "Industrial Revelations," host Mark Williams describes these new steam powered boat engines that revolutionized the ship building industry.
Industrial Revelations: More Efficient Steam Engines
As the Duke of Bridgewater was building his canal, a young man named James Watt was working out how to improve the pumping engine. Learn more about the development of more efficient steam engines on Discovery Channel's "Industrial Revelations."
Industrial Revelations: Steam Lever
On Discovery Channel's "Industrial Revelations," host Mark Williams gives a hands on demonstration at how the steam lever works.
Industrial Revelations: Textile Industry Steam Mill
Things changed when steam power finally arrived in the textile industry. On Discovery Channel's "Industrial Revelations," host Mark Williams explains how the steam engine works and how it runs the cotton mill.
Massive Engines: Inside the SS Great Britain
In this clip from Discovery Channel's "Massive Engines," host Chris Barrie shows us how Isambard Brunel developed the powerful steam engine of the SS Great Britain.
Massive Engines: Inside the Waverly Pleasure Cruiser
In this clip from Discovery Channel's "Massive Engines," host Chris Barrie takes us inside the Waverly pleasure cruiser for a glimpse of its triple expansion steam engine.
Massive Engines: London Tower Bridge
On Discovery Channel's "Massive Engines," host Chris Barrie explains the science behind the London Tower bridge. The London Tower Bridge uses hydraulic pressure to open and close the bridge.
Massive Engines: Maiden Voyage of the SS Great Britain
In this clip from Discovery Channel's "Massive Engines," Chris Barrie shows us the science behind the successful transatlantic voyage of Isambard Brunel's SS Great Britain.
Massive Engines: Newcomen Engine in Action
The Newcomen steam engine gets it power from atmospheric pressure. Host Chris Barrie demonstrates how this is accomplished and sees a live running Newcomen steam engine in action on Discovery Channel's "Massive Engines."
Massive Engines: Steam Powered Pumps
On Discovery Channel's "Massive Engines," host Chris Barrie offers viewers an inside glimpse of one of the first steam engine fire pumps.
Massive Engines: Steam Shovel Horsepower
Using a steam shovel, host Chris Barrie details the concept of horsepower on Discovery Channel's "Massive Engines."
Massive Engines: Steam Shovels
On Discovery Channel's "Massive Engines," host Chris Barrie shows us how steam shovels work. Powered by steam engines, steam shovels became popular during the Industrial Revolution.
Massive Engines: The First Steam Powered Ships
In this clip from Discovery Channel's "Massive Engines," host Chris Barrie sails back in time to learn about and take a ride on some of the first steam powered ships and boats.
Massive Engines: The First Steam Trucks
In this clip from Discovery Channel's "Massive Engines," Chris Barrie takes a spin on a 1926 Foden steam wagon, one of the first steam trucks.
Massive Engines: Watt Steam Engine Demo
On Discovery Channel's "Massive Engines," host Chris Barrie demonstrates how the Watt steam engine works.