NEEDED FOR THE STEAM REVOLUTION
four sequences, standing beside a huge steam wheel, Simon Schaffer
discusses some of the things that are needed for the development of
the steam revolution. These include reliable cylinders (from gun manufacture),
good boilers ( from brewing), and feed-back mechanisms (from clocks).
Only in England was there the concentration of skills and the suitable
social mobility to allow this to happen in the later seventeenth and
early eighteenth centuries.