Steam Engine - 1769 by Cassidy St. Croix

The Steam Engine 1769

In 1769 a man named James Watt improved the steam engine. He had always been very interested in science and mechanics. James Watt worked in a shop where he’d fix mechanics. One day a model of Thomas Newcomen’s steam pump engine was brought into be fix. James Watt must have been thrilled by the steam engine. The separate condenser was James Watt’s idea. The steam engine is a machine that converts the “potential energy that exists as pressure in steam, and converts that to mechanical force.” The steam engine was important to the industrial revolution because it provided cheap transportation. Also large amounts of people could also be transported at the same time. The steam engine helped large and heavy produce to be transported fast and cheap.