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Newcomen Engine
Society: ASMEMain Category: MechanicalSub Category: SteamEra: 1700-1749DateCreated: 1712Dartmouth MuseumDevonZip: 01803 832923Country: UKWebsite: http://www.asme.org/about-asme/history/landmarks/topics-m-z/pumping/-70-newcomen-engine-%281712%29Creator: Newcomen, Thomas, Calley, John

The unprecedented innovation of the steam-atmospheric engine by Thomas Newcomen (1663-1729) of Dartmouth and his assistant John Calley stands at the beginning of the development of practical thermal prime movers in the early years of the eighteenth century. Spreading through Europe and then to the Cornwall mines in the New World, it was one of the strategic innovations in world history and the single greatest act of synthesis in the ensuing history of the steam engine.

YearAdded:
1981
Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/Charles Pence (CC BY-SA 2.0)Image Caption: A surviving example of the Newcomen Steam Engine, in the Henry Ford Museum (Dearborn, Michigan).Era_date_from: 1712
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