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1712 - Newcomen Steam Engine and the Industrial Revolution
Thomas Newcomen's Steam Engine

1712 Illustration of Thomas Newcomen's Steam Engine

In 1712, Thomas Newcomen and John Calley built their first steam engine on top of a water-filled mine shaft and used it to pump water out of the mine. The Newcomen steam engine was the predecessor to the Watt steam engine and it was one of the most interesting pieces of technology developed during the 1700's. The invention of engines, the first being steam engines, was very important to the industrial revolution.

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