boiler 

The enclosed iron cylinder in which water was heated to create steam. A firebox, located beneath the boiler, heated the boiler water. Hot gases from the firebox additionally were vented through flues within the boiler. A pump replaced the water as it steamed off. The water level within the boiler was critical and usually was the contributing factor in boiler explosions. The largest steamboats had as many as eight boilers.



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