Late breaking news from Steam Machines.... Steam Machines has entered into an technology agreement with Carlton Technologies (which recently purchased Sherwood and Fullerton). This agreement should further the development of all three companies rebreather manufacturing. You can view the NEWS RELEASE on these pages.
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The PRISM Topaz is a fully closed curcuit rebreather designed by Peter Readey. The name PRISM is an acronym for: Peter Readey's Incredible Steam Machine. The PRISM Topaz is a product of Steam Machines, Inc.
This site contains an HTML version of the PRISM Topaz Literature in Four parts...
Part I - Design Overview
Part II - Primary Instrumentation
Part III - O2 Setpoints
Part IV - Sensors, Scrubbers, and Counterlungs
28 January 1998
For Immediate Release
Steam Machines and Carleton Technologies Team on Closed Circuit
Steam Machines, Incorporated and Carleton Technologies, Inc. today
announced a strategic partnership which should speed development of the
recreational rebreather market. Speaking at the Diving Equipment and
Marketing Association show in Anaheim, Steam Machines vice president Bill
Thackrey summarized the arrangement. "We've been working with Fullerton
Sherwood for some time now to develop common components between our
recreational rebreathers and their very highly regarded military ones.
Carleton's recent acquisition of Fullerton Sherwood paved the way for us to
pool resources in a way that will benefit all three companies" said
"The diving public should benefit too. A key goal of the alliance is to
develop a common component closed circuit system hardware platform that
can be easily adapted to meet the needs of recreational, commercial and
scientific divers as well as the various military mission requirements"
said Steam Machines president Peter Readey. "This alliance is especially
exciting since it allows us to marry PRISM technology with Carleton's
technologies and manufacturing expertise."
Carleton, manufacturers of the US Navy Mk16, and SIVA series military
systems, will continue its marketing focus on military markets. Steam
Machines will continue marketing to the recreational, scientific and
For further information contact Steam Machines at 310-937-5200 or by email
The Steam Machines mascot.... "Marlon".
Marlon says, "Deco once was tough, but now it's a cinch, with my breathable, beautiful, back-mounted winch..."
If you like Marlon and want to see him move... you can download a Quicktime movie of Marlon which is really a blatant advertising gimmick from Steam Machines... but so what? The file is 347k.
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