Steam Engine

Improved productivity and more efficient!

What is it?

A heat engine that performs mechanical work using steam as its working fluid.
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It improves productivity and technology, and allows creation of smaller and better engines.

How it impacts

Mining- Transports men and equipment between the bottom and top of the mine.
Shipping- Makes ships faster and oceans easier to travel.
Spinning Mills- Makes mass amount of goods.

Inventor- James Watt

James Watt worked with his dad and learned how to fix engines when he was a kid. When he got older, he established his own instrument-making business and developed a reputation as a high quality engineer. He was sent a Newcomen steam engine to repair and when putting it back together he figured out how he could make it more efficient.