Thomas Newcomen’s Steam Engine

Newcomen's steam engine design.

Newcomen’s steam engine design.

The steam engine has been the catalyst for probably the greatest number of economic, social, and political changes in human history.  It provided an opportunity for fast growth, fast travel, and circumvented much of the longstanding problem of food spoilage during transportation.  It can also be said that the steam engine is where all the jobs went, as many labor consuming tasks eventually became mechanized from technology.

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