publication . Article . 2018

Portable Steam Engines and Traction Engines and Their Use in Rural Areas

João Luís Sequeira; Tânia Manuel Casimiro;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Mar 2018
  • Country: Portugal
Abstract
SFRH/BPD/76147/2011? UID/HIS/04209/2013 In the second half of the 19th century, the area known as Lezíria, in Portugal, started to use portable steam and traction engines in agricultural production. Out of more than a hundred original examples, all of them manufactured in England, little more than a dozen survive today, with different levels of preservation. This article studies these for the first time through an archaeological perspective, identifying their use and importance in different agricultural activities in the production of goods such as olive oil. authorsversion published
Subjects
free text keywords: Lezíria Ribatejana, Portugal, Portable steam engines, Traction engines, Archaeology, Dozen, Agricultural productivity, Traction (orthopedics), medicine.medical_treatment, medicine, Engineering, business.industry, business, Rural area, Agricultural economics, Civil engineering, Agriculture, Olive oil
Funded by
FCT| UID/HIS/04209/2013
Project
UID/HIS/04209/2013
Institut of Contemporary History
  • Funder: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P. (FCT)
  • Project Code: 147250
  • Funding stream: 5876
Communities
Agricultural and Food Sciences
Socio-economic impact of digitalisation in rural areas
Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage
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publication . Article . 2018

Portable Steam Engines and Traction Engines and Their Use in Rural Areas

João Luís Sequeira; Tânia Manuel Casimiro;