who invented steam engine?

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January 13, 2007 5:13am CST
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• India
13 Jan 07
Jammes Watt........am I right ? I recalled my school days.
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• India
13 Jan 07
yes u are right
• India
19 Jan 07
then what are u doing at present
@as2490 (90)
19 Jan 07
to my knowledge it was james watt who invented the steam engine but im not 100% sure, i will have to do some research on it as it happens.
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• India
19 Jan 07
yes u are correct
• India
13 Jan 07
i have to recollect and its too late now its 11.43pm.
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• India
13 Jan 07
its u have the answer above
@aneer72 (181)
• India
13 Jan 07
James Watt invented the steam engine. You can get the list of inventors from wikipedia. I get a lot of information from there.
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• India
13 Jan 07
yes u are correct
@naman95 (1555)
• India
19 Jan 07
James watt i suppose.
• India
19 Jan 07
yes u are correct
• India
13 Jan 07
N no of answers you will bit the correct answer is : Thomas Savery. Please find the below information: The History of Steam Engines -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Inventors: Thomas Savery, Thomas Newcomen, James Watt Thomas Savery (1650-1715) Thomas Savery was an English military engineer and inventor who in 1698, patented the first crude steam engine, based on Denis Papin's Digester or pressure cooker of 1679. Thomas Savery had been working on solving the problem of pumping water out of coal mines, his machine consisted of a closed vessel filled with water into which steam under pressure was introduced. This forced the water upwards and out of the mine shaft. Then a cold water sprinkler was used to condense the steam. This created a vacuum which sucked more water out of the mine shaft through a bottom valve. Thomas Savery later worked with Thomas Newcomen on the atmospheric steam engine. Among Savery's other inventions was an odometer for ships, a device that measured distance traveled. Illustration of Thomas Savery's Engine circa 1698 Thomas Savery - Biography of Thomas Savery and a description the introduction of his engine to the public An Engine To Raise Water By Fire - By Thomas Savery Drawing of Thomas Savery -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Thomas Newcomen (1663-1729) Illustration of Thomas Newcomen's Engine circa 1712 Thomas Newcomen was an English blacksmith, who invented the atmospheric steam engine, an improvement over Thomas Slavery's previous design. The Newcomen steam engine used the force of atmospheric pressure to do the work. Thomas Newcomen's engine pumped steam into a cylinder. The steam was then condensed by cold water which created a vacuum on the inside of the cylinder. The resulting atmospheric pressure operated a piston, creating downward strokes. In Newcomen's engine the intensity of pressure was not limited by the pressure of the steam, unlike what Thomas Savery had patented in 1698. In 1712, Thomas Newcomen together with John Calley built their first engine on top of a water filled mine shaft and used it to pump water out of the mine. The Newcomen engine was the predecessor to the Watt engine and it was one of the most interesting pieces of technology developed during the 1700's. Thomas Newcomen Biography The Newcomen Steam Engine -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- James Watt (1736-1819) Engraving of James Watt James Watt was a Scottish inventor and mechanical engineer, born in Greenock, who was renowned for his improvements of the steam engine. In 1765, James Watt while working for the University of Glasgow was assigned the task of repairing a Newcomen engine, which was deemed inefficient but the best steam engine of its time. That started the inventor to work on several improvements to Newcomen's design. Most notable was Watt's 1769 patent for a separate condenser connected to a cylinder by a valve. Unlike Newcomen's engine, Watt's design had a condenser that could be cool while the cylinder was hot. Watt's engine soon became the dominant design for all modern steam engines and helped bring about the Industrial Revolution. A unit of power called the Watt was named after James Watt. the Watt symbol is W, and it is equal to 1/746 of a horsepower, or one Volt times one Amp.
• India
19 Jan 07
from where did u get this information