Model of Newcomen's engine, 1763.

 
Model of Newcomen's engine, 1763.
4 0 c m
 
32cm
actual image size: 24cm x 32cm

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Engine at Glasgow University, repaired by James Watt in 1763. Thomas Newcomen (1663-1729) was an English inventor who, together with Thomas Savery (c 1650-1715), constructed an atmospheric steam engine for pumping water from coal mines.

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