Daily Archives: April 13, 2011

Notable English technologists and inventors

Thomas Savery (1650-1715). Invented the first commercial steam engine -a steam pump.  Thomas  Newcomen (1663-1729).  Improved Savery’s engine by  introducing the piston.   Richard  Trevithick  (1771 – 1833). Invented the  high  pressure  steam engine. Built the first steam locomotive. George Stephenson … Continue reading

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