The aim of this project was to study the hydrogen engine designed by Rev. W. Cecil in 1820 and to find out if this engine could work. Click on the photos below to see an enlargement of the original drawing, and a 3D simulated model built using Pro-Engineer software.

The Isometrical Perspective drawing

by Professor Farish (October 1820)
Scanned from the original, with the kind permission of the Cambridge Philosophical Society

Isometrical Perspective drawing
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The Pro-Engineer Model

by Emile Colongo (March 2002)

Pro/Engineer Model
Click to open VRML model (Note: VRML plug-in required)

Note: To view the model, you need a VRML plugin installed on your computer. To download a VRML plug-in, visit this site: Parallel Graphics Link