Commercial Steam Engine

England

1698-commercial-steam-engine.jpgEnglish engineer Thomas Savery builds the first commercial steam-powered engine. The original pump was designed to pump water out of coal mines, however the steam engine continues to be developed over the next hundred years and eventually plays a large role in the Industrial Revolution.

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