STEAM ENGINE

THOMAS NEWCOMEN

INFORMATION

THOMAS NEWCOMEN INVENTED THE STEAM ENGINE IN 1712 IN BRITAIN. HE INVENTED THE PISTON DRIVEN AFTER THOMAS SAVERY. SAVERY'S DESIGN WAS NOT VERY FUNCTIONAL AND DID NOT WORK WELL. NEWCOMEN'S DESIGN USED BOILED WATER TO PUSH A PISTON UPWARD AND PUSH A LEVER TO PERFORM THE WORK. HIS DESIGN WAS THE FIRST SUCCESSFUL DESIGN TO PUMP WATER OUT OF MINES.

IMPACT

HIS ENGINE HELPED THE PEOPLE FROM USING WATER WHEELS TO USING HIS STEAM ENGINE. HIS DESIGN REVOLUTIONIZED THE AUTOMOTIVE COMPANIES AND BOATS. LOCOMOTIVES AND BOATS USED THIS ENGINE LATER.