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Port Washington Power Plant
Society: ASMEMain Category: Electric, MechanicalSub Category: SteamEra: 1930-1939DateCreated: 1935Wisconsin Electric Power CompanyMilwaukeeState: WIZip: 52303Country: USAWebsite: http://www.asme.org/about-asme/history/landmarks/topics-a-l/electric-power-production-steam/-51-port-washington-power-plant-%281935%29Creator: Wisconsin Electric Company

The Port Washington Power Plant of the Wisconsin Electric Company was the most thermally efficient steam power plant in the world for many years following its opening in 1935. Its design reflected the cumulative experience of the utility's engineers in burning pulverized coal at the Oneida Street Plant and the Lakeside Station in Milwaukee.

YearAdded:
1980
Image Credit: Courtesy ASMEImage Caption: The dedication of Port Washington Power Plant coincided with the 100th anniversary of the founding of the city in which it is located.Era_date_from: 1935
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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