Todd Cahill – Steamachine Sculpture

Todd Cahill is an artist, mechanical engineer, model builder, and interpreter of the history of technology. He makes exquisite working models of 19th century engines commonly used during the Industrial Revolution, (in which Massachusetts figured prominently.)

Examples of Cahill’s working models include anĀ 1838 Galloway Engine, an 1850s Beam Engine, and a Scottish Table Engine. The equipment he uses to produce his models covers the history of machine tool technology from an 1850s hand cranked metal planer to the more contemporary lathes and milling machines.