Lazarus Ercker

In existographies, Lazarus Ercker (c.1530-c.1594) (EP:5), “Erckern” or “Erckers”, was a German metallurgist, noted for []

In 1574, Ercker, in his Sub-terrarium Classroom (Aula Subterranea) gives an illustration (Ѻ) of metallurgists using aeolipile, of some design, as shown below, to produce a blast of steam in smelting ores: [1]

Ercker blast furnace


1. Thurston, Robert. (1878). A History of the Growth of the Steam-Engine (pg. 19). Appleton and Company.

External links
Lazarus Ercker – Britannica.
Lazarus Ercker (German → English) – Wikipedia.

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