Chronology:    Bargery Number | Main Themes:
1820-24   | Fantastic machinery powered by steam
1825-29 507; 722 | The dangers of steam power run out of control
1830-34 402; 416; 664 |  
1835-39 404;  |  
1840-44 405 |  
1845-49   |  
1850-54   |  
    |  
Uncertain 075; 187; |  

 

Historical Background:

 

Charles Jameson Grant's The Century of Invention, Anno Domini 2000;
or, The March of Aerostation, Steam, Rail Roads, Moveable Houses & Perpetual Motion (c.1834),

Steam songs including fantastical elements can be assigned to three classes: firstly; those prompted by the sudden ubiquity of steam in everyday life; secondly, flights of fancy prompted by dramatic technological advances, often featuring real machines in fantastical situations; and thirdly, depiction of steam machinery running out of control.

 

 

 

 

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