The Steam Engine

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Have you ever wondered the significance of the steam engine during the industrial revolution, have you ever wondered who made the steam engine efficient? The answer is three inventors, Thomas Newcomen, James Watt, and Matthew Boulton. These three inventors revolutionized the steam engine industry by adding major components to the steam engine. Thomas Newcomen was the general “inventor” of the steam engine. James Watt made major improvements to Newcomen’s design to make it more efficient and more affordable. Matthew Boulton was Watts business partner during the process, he was a marketing genius and got the steam engine out to the general public. Thomas Newcomen, James Watt, and Matthew Boulton all had a huge role in the progression of the steam engine during the industrial revolution.
Thomas Newcomen, the pioneer of the original steam engine. Newcomen saw flaws in the loose design and concept of the steam engine. Newcomen saw that the piston outside of the engine was not efficient. ("Thomas Newcomen ") He worked on this and came up with a design in which the piston was in the cylinde...

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