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PARSONS, CHARLES A. SIGNED CARD, INVENTED STEAM TURBINE, C.A. PARSONS & CO.

$225.00

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HE MADE MANY CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE FIELDS OF SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING AND HIS MULTI-STAGE STEAM TURBINE REVOLUTIONIZED MARINE PROPULSION

SIR CHARLES ALGERNON PARSONS (1854-1931) SIGNED CARD, “Best wishes, Charles A. Parsons”, on a card 4.25 x 2.75, by the Anglo-Irish engineer, best known for his invention of the compound steam turbine, a machine that extracts thermal energy from pressurized steam and uses it to do mechanical work on a rotating output shaft. He founded C. A. Parsons and Company in 1889 to produce turbo generators to his design. He also founded the Parsons Marine Steam Turbine Company and was soon providing Parsons Turbine Engines to the British Royal Navy. He formed another company to develop optical equipment for searchlights and telescopes. The card is in fine condition, with minor age toning.

$225   #12768