|The first functional steam engine - a machine that converts the energy of steam into motion - was designed by an English inventor Thomas Newcomen. However, the invention needed further development, which was driven by mining. At that time, many lost their lives in flooded mines. Thomas Savery was the first one to realise that a steam engine could be employed to pump water out of the flooded areas.|
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Press releases • Aug 16, 2019 14:47 CEST
Exactly 250 years ago the patent of James Watt's “separate condenser” was introduced. The invention improved steam engines and revolutionized the world. 50 years later, the ingenious inventor, James Watt, died. 2019 is therefore a special anniversary year and the right time to pay tribute to one of the greatest inventors of all time.