Who is Thomas Newcomen

memorial for Thomas Newcomen, large and tall stone, illustration of Newcomen’s steam engine

Before the time of Thomas Newcomen, the atmospheric steam engine was in its infancy. Contemporary engineers such as Edward Somerset of Worcester, Thomas Savery, Newcomen’s neighbor, and John Desaguliers, a French philosopher, were all making studies about steam engine technology and how it could work. Their study inspired the British Engineer, Thomas … Read more