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Robert Fulton

Posted on April 14th, 2011

Download Images on this Page: Robert Fulton Boats, for use on canals Mechanism for dragging boat Mechanism for lifting a boat An iron aqueduct (Contact IIHR for high-resolution images) Robert Fulton (1765–1815), American engineer and inventor, is known primarily for building the first commercially successful steamboat to sail America’s waters.  A mechanical genius with many […]

Rare Book Collection

Posted on March 11th, 2011

IIHR’s History of Hydraulics (HOH) collection has been called one of the best scholarly collections of historic hydraulics books in existence. More than 500 volumes spanning the past 2,000 years are included, with an emphasis on scientific (rather than applied) hydraulics. The collection includes both reprints and original publications, some of which are quite rare. […]

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