Newcomen & The Engines That Changed The World


Thomas Newcomen is today hailed as the father of the steam engine – one of the world’s greatest inventors. An ironmonger by training, working with John Calley, a plumber and glazier, and inspired by the need for more effective pumping of the mines, he gave us the world’s first steam engine, the condensing ‘fire engine’ of 1712 from which we can trace in unbroken succession the development of the engines of today. Without this engine, the great industrial developments of the 1700’s and the scientific progress in the ‘Age of Enlightenment’ would probably have been greatly delayed.

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