The Steam Engine You Haven’t Seen Before!
When the “Father of Railways” George Stephenson designed his variant of the steam engine, and then built the worlds first public inter-city line, The Liverpool And Manchester Railway (opened 1830), he changed the world of trains forever. Now we have the opportunity to see the inner workings of this master inventors engine in a way that was not quite possible before.
If you look closely, you can see exhaust escaping the model!
Master glassblower Michael Zahradnik took it upon himself to rebuild this classic masterpiece in such a precise manner it is near unbelievable! Every bit of this piece is made of glass, from the crankshaft, the piston, the wheel, and even the counterweight that creates an even spin for the wheel. Each piece has been crafted so masterfully, that there is no need for the use of sealants, it is all achieved by a tight fit.
“The gap between the piston and its compartment is so small, that the water that condensates from the steam seals it shut!”
All this amounts to us getting to view the inner workings of a revolutionary machine, in a way not previously imagined!