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The steam engine was invented by Thomas Newcomen in 17121 It was a very important invention and helped give way to the Industrial Revolution It was very useful invention of his time Many people like James Watt and Richard Trevithick used the atmospheric steam engine to produce more sophisticated inventions Thomas Newcomen was a very important inventor He was born in 1663 in Britain He worked as a blacksmith until he worked with Thomas Savery who had already tried to make a steam engine but couldnt do it Thomas Newcomen invented the first working steam engine in 1712 with the help of Savery At first the steam engine wasnt very popular later the steam engine was considered the centurys most important invention when used in mines Thomas Newcomen also made tools for coal miners and often visited mines this is how he knew the needs of miners2 The first steam engine was used to work at a South Stafforshire colliery3 Most of the early engines produced the steam by using coal This is why steam engines were installed in coal mines where coal was free Even though Thomas Newcomen actual invented the first steam engine James Watt is usually known for making it4 Watts engine was much more efficient than Newcomens because it prevented the loss of steam Watt started out repairing Newcomens engines and then began making major improvements to it James Watts engines were much larger than Newcomens with a larger cylinder which pumped more water out of mines5 His engines were designed with a rotating shaft and a flywheel which was more sufficient Later he further improved his engines by adding another condenser and cylinders He also added throttle controls on his engine to control the rate that the engine pumped water Without Watts study in the field of mechanics the steam engine might not have been made and the industrial revolution would have been delayed6 The steam engines
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