Thomas Newcomen

The person who invent steam engine for pumping water

Thomas Newcomen (24 February 1664~5 August 1729) was born in Dartmouth, Devon, England . He died when he was 65 .He was the person who invented the practical steam engine for pumping out water in 1712. His invention was used all over the Europe and England. It was used for pumping out water from mines and the idea was same as a coffee percolato. He had a very religious life , he had senior position in the local church and he was also a ironmonger. In 1698 Thomas Savery (another engineer) registered the steam-powered pump and he called it as 'Miner's Friend'', which was the exact copy of Somerset's design .But Savery's invention had no moving parts, so strictly it is not really The First engine.

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