The Steam Engine Was Not So Much Invented As Industrialised

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The steam engine was not so much invented as industrialised. To give credit to any one person would be to steal credit away from its many rightful owners. The steam engine was evolved over a time of about a hundred years by three British inventors. The first basic steam powered engine was built by Thomas Savery in 1689.
What was used before the steam engine?
In the early days, one common way of removing the water was to use a series of buckets on a pulley system operated by horses and was slow and ineffective, since the animals required nourishing, veterinary care, and cover of some sort. The use of steam to pump water was patented by Thomas Savery in 1698.The pump was exploited to draw liquid up from the coal mine. Although, the vacuum could only draw water from extremely shallow depths. Another drawback of the pump was, the use of steam to expel the water that had been drawn into the tank. In determinant, pressure could be used to push the water from the tank up to 80 feet.
How was the invention pivotal to the Industrial Revolution?
What was the outcome of this invention?
The invention of a useful steam engine had a huge effect on employment in Great Britain and later around the world. The United Kingdom had great stores of natural resources of coal that could fuel steam engines, and this propelled the creation of mills and factories that turned out the goods that had been hand made. Ships and trains powered by steam moved manufactured goods and people from place to place…

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