For Sale - Watts' Improved Engine

Asking Price: $5000

For Sale - Watt's Improved Engine

James Watts, an engineer, improved the design of Newcomen engine that used steam pressure that was just above surrounding atmospheric pressure to create a partial vacuum under the piston. The design makes it one of the most efficient engines as of 1763 and the design is expect to improve until 1775.
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For Sale Now: $5000

Improvements and Effects

James Watts improved the Newcomens engine by separating the condenser from the main body allowing the steam to be condensed without cooling the body. Another improvement was the ability to cause rotary motion. The new engine allows mills to move away from rivers and streams which means mills are less expensive to build. Transportation is also improved because ships no longer rely on winds to move and use the steam pressure to move.