Oliver Evans: A Man Ahead of His Time

Oliver Evans’ innovations in steam powered transportation were revolutionary

A painting of the Orukter Amphibolos
A painting of the Orukter Amphibolos, likely a rather fanciful interpretation of the real thing, from a 1947 magazine ad for SKF bearings. The machine is depicted as emerging from the Schuylkill River and features front tiller steering, which doesn’t appear in other drawings of the machine.