Giambattista della Porta

Giambattista della Porta (Italian pronunciation: [dʒambatˈtista ˌdelːa ˈpɔrta]) (1535 – 4 February 1615), also known as Giovanni Battista Della Porta, was an Italian scholar, polymath and playwright who lived in Naples at the time of the Scientific Revolution and Reformation.
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First Patented Steam Engine

The steam engine was first patented in 1698 by Thomas Savery, a British military engineer from Devon, England. Continue reading

James Watt

James Watt FRS FRSE (30 January 1736 (19 January 1736 OS) – 25 August 1819) was a Scottish inventor, mechanical engineer, and chemist who improved on Thomas Newcomen's 1712 Newcomen steam engine with his Watt steam engine in 1781, which was fundamental to the changes brought by the Industrial Revolution in both his native Great Britain and the rest of the world. Continue reading

Watt steam engine led directly to the motor vehicle

James Watt, a designer, built the Watt steam engine. Continue reading

James Nasmyth

James Hall Nasmyth (sometimes spelled Naesmyth, Nasmith, or Nesmyth) (19 August 1808 – 7 May 1890) was a Scottish engineer, artist and inventor famous for his development of the steam hammer. Continue reading

Isambard Kingdom Brunel

Isambard Kingdom Brunel FRS (/ˈɪzəmˌbɑːd bruːˈnɛl/; 9 April 1806 – 15 September 1859), was an English mechanical and civil engineer who is considered "one of the most ingenious and prolific figures in engineering history", "one of the 19th century engineering giants", and "one of the greatest figures of the Industrial Revolution, [who] changed the face of the English landscape with his groundbreaking designs and ingenious constructions". Continue reading

Patent for a Steam Forge Hammer

Inventor James Nasmyth of Manchester, England, applied for a patent (in 1842) for a Steam Forge Hammer. As they say "Inventions / innovations are born out of nessecity"… Continue reading