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Savery, Newcomen and the early history of the steam-engine - Part 2

Trans. Devon. Assoc., vol. 46, (1914) pp. 455-477.


Rhys Jenkins

Prepared by Michael Steer

Thomas Newcomen (abt.1664 - 1729) created the first practical steam engine for pumping water. He was an ironmonger by trade and a Baptist lay preacher by calling, born in Dartmouth, near a part of the country noted for its tin mines. Flooding was a major problem, limiting the depth at which the mineral could be mined. His invention combined the ideas of Thomas Savery and Denis Papin. It is likely that Newcomen was already acquainted with Savery, whose forebears were merchants in south Devon in 1712. Savery also had a post with the Commissioners for Sick and Hurt Seamen, which took him to Dartmouth. This paper explores the relationship. Google with the Archive Organization has sponsored the digitisation of books from several libraries. The Internet Archive makes available, in its Community Texts Collection (originally known as Open Source Books), books that have been digitised by Google from a number of libraries. These are books on which copyright has expired, and are available free for educational and research use. This rare book was produced from a copy held by the Princeton University Library, and is available from the Internet Archive.

Allen, Dr 473
Back, Mr 462-3
Bald 469
Barney, T 462
Beake, Thomas Esq 469
Beech, Richard 465
Beighton, Henry 465, 467-8
Bousfield, Mr John 467
Bradley, Mr John W 463
Brand 469
Bulmer 470
Cartwright, J J 456
Cawley, Mr John (also Calley) 462, 465-6, 468
Chancellor 471
Dalton, Dr 475
Darwin, Dr Erasmus 475
Davey, Mr Henry 465
Dering, D 474-5
Desagulier 462-3, 465-6, 468
Dugdale, Mr Thomas 458
Dutch, Mr Cornelius 476
Ebdel, Rev Mr 467
Edminston, Laird of 469
Egmont, Earl of 474
Elliot, Mr 463
Ford 470
Galloway 461
Gilbert, Davies 464
Glynne, Sir John, Bt 464
Godolphin, Lord 464
Green, Mr 477
Guericke, Otto von 475
Hardy, Richard 477
Haytrel, Madam 464
Hilditch, John 464
Hilditch, Thomas 464
Hodgkin, Mr J Elliot 471
Hooke, Dr 460-1
Huyghens 475
King, John 472-3
Lane, William 455
Lemon, Mr 464
Leupold, J 470
Lidstone, Mr Thomas 456-9
Lowther, Sir James 468
Matschoss, Conrad 470
May, John 474
Mears, Mr John (also Meres) 466, 469-70, 474, 476
Mey & Meyer, Monsieurs 474
Moore, Mr R W 468
Morrice, James 477
Newcomen Charles, BA 455
Newcomen, Rev Elias 455
Newcomen, Elias (2) 455-6
Newcomen, Elias (3) 456
Newcomen family 455
Newcomen, Hannah 456
Newcomen, Hannah (2) 456
Newcomen, John 458
Newcomen, Prothesa 455
Newcomen, Robert 456
Newcomen, Thomas throughout
Newcomen, Thomas (2) 456
Newcomen, Thomas (3) 456
Newcomen, Thomas (4) 456, 458
Newdegate, Sir Edward 466-7
Newdegate family 467
Newdegate, Mr F A, MP 466
Newdegate, Lady 467
Newdigate, Sir Richard 465-6, 470
Newdegate, Sir Roger 467-8
Nicholls, Sutton 472-3
Norris, Mr W G 465
Papin 460-1, 475
Parrott, Mr 465-6
Parrott, Mr Richard Esq 466
Parrott, Stonier, gent. (also Stanier) 465
Percival, Lord 474
Perkins, William 469
Philpotte 456
Pilkington, Mr 477
Pindar, Peter (Wolcott pseudonym) 456
Pococke, Dr Richard 456
Potter, Abraham 469-70
Potter, Isaac 470
Potter, Mr John 462, 469-70
Prosser, Mr R B 464, 472
Read 472
Rippon, Dr 457
Robinson, Henry 469
Robison, Dr 460-1
Salt, William 463
Savery, Captain Thomas 456, 459-62, 464, 466, 471, 474-5
Shaw 463
Shobridge, Prothesa 455
Switzer 460
Townesend, Mr 477
Triewald, Martin 474
Wallin, Mr Edward, gent 457-9
Watt, James 476
Wauchope, Mr Andrew 469-70
Waymouth, Hannah 456
Weidler 472
Wilkes, Dr 463
Wilkinson, James 473
Willett, R 464
Williams, Rector 464
Wise, John 477
Wolcott, Hannah 456
Wolcott, Mr 456
Woodcroft, Bennet 459
Wright 472-3