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Industrial Revolution - Pictures From The Industrial Revolution


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

Illustration of steam train and smaller images of Rocket steam locomotive and mechanism of Thomas Newcomen's engine

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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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