Steam Power Over TIme

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Thomas Savery introduces a steam pump that he calls the "Miner's Friend".

1698

Thomas Newcomen sets up his first “atmospheric engine”.

1712

First exploration of Newcomen's steam engine in America.

1755

Watt figures out that the Newcomen pump works inefficiently.

1763

James Watt decides to create a separate cooling chamber.

1765

Matthew Boulton uses the steam engine to run the machines in his factory.

1788

The first steam powered train carries 10 tons of iron and 70 people.

1804