Fairlee, Vermont: Samuel Morey, Orange-2 Vermont Representative District, 2002-2012 Books LLC

ISBN: 9781158380411

Published: June 21st 2010

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Fairlee, Vermont: Samuel Morey, Orange-2 Vermont Representative District, 2002-2012 by Books LLC
June 21st 2010 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 24 pages | ISBN: 9781158380411 | 4.44 Mb

Chapters: Samuel Morey, Orange-2 Vermont Representative District, 2002-2012. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 22. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from moreMoreChapters: Samuel Morey, Orange-2 Vermont Representative District, 2002-2012. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 22. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge.

Excerpt: Samuel Morey (October 23, 1762 - April 17, 1843) was an American inventor, who invented an internal combustion engine and was a pioneer in steamships who accumulated a total of 20 patents. He was he second of seven children to Israel Morey (1735-1809) and Martha Palmer (1733-1810) and was Born in Hebron, Connecticut but moved to Orford, New Hampshire, with his family in 1768. He later moved across the Connecticut River to Fairlee, Vermont, but was buried in Orford in 1843.

Lake Morey in Vermont is named in his honor. Moreys first patent, in 1793, was for a steam-powered spit, but he had grander plans. Morey realized that steam could be a power source in the 1780s, and he probably appreciated a steamboats potential from work on his fathers ferry and the locks he designed along the Connecticut river. In the early 1790s he fitted a paddle wheel and steam engine to a small boat and powered up and down the Connecticut River.

Legend has it, this was done on a Sunday morning, when the town was at church, to avoid ridicule if he failed. The most important aspect of this craft was the paddle wheel. It was an old idea supposedly dating to antiquities and previously tried with a steam engine. Jonathan Hulls of England used a rear-mounted paddle wheel in 1737 but an inefficient method of turning the steam engines reciprocating motion into the circular motion hobbled it.

In 1789, Nathan Reed of Massachusetts experimented with a paddlewheel, and considered patenting it, but eventually patented a different method instead. The American John Fitch experimented with side-mounted paddlewheels, but in 1791 used and patented oars instead. Thus, Moreys may h...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=20456



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