Oruktor Amphibolos

1805 Oruktor Amphibolos

The book of science

Tom Sharp

Oliver Evans mechanics thermodynamics Oruktor Amphibolos

Oruktor Amphibolos

Mars Works

Obscure iron artifacts of the nineteenth century

Oruktor amphibolos is Greek for amphibious dredger. Oliver Evans was a prolific inventor, but it might be said that any invention with a great name is a great invention. But I can’t decide. If he named it something in English, such as “autodredger,” would it be better known?

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