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Why was the steam engine invented by James Watt?

The first working steam engine had been patented in 1698 and by the time of Watt's birth, Newcomen engines were pumping water from mines all over the country. In around 1764, Watt was given a model Newcomen engine to repair. His first patent in 1769 covered this device and other improvements on Newcomen's engine.

Hereof, what was James Watt most famous invention?

James Watt was an inventor and mechanical engineer whose improvements in steam engine technology drove the Industrial Revolution. Watt did not invent the steam engine. Steam engines were already in existence, mainly being used to pump water out of mines.

Who invented the steam engine and in what year?

The steam engine was developed over a period of about a hundred years by three British inventors. The first crude steam powered machine was built by Thomas Savery, of England, in 1698. Savery built his machine to help pump water out of coal mines.

When was the improved steam engine invented?

The Watt steam engine, developed sporadically from 1763 to 1775, was an improvement on the design of the 1712 Newcomen steam engine and was a key point in the Industrial Revolution. It was the first design to use a separate condenser.
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