Watt steam engine led directly to the motor vehicle

James Watt, a designer, built the Watt steam engine. But to improve efficiency, he added a separate steam condenser to the design specification of Thomas Newcomen, by adding this steam condenser basically eliminated the need to heat and cool the cylinder with each stroke. James Watt went one step further and invented a way for the Watt steam engine to rotate a shaft, an idea that led directly to the motor vehicle.

      James Watt

Additional Information:

  • Steam engine – Dict.cc
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  • Steam power during the Industrial Revolution – Wikipedia
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  • Boulton and Watt – Boundless
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  • James Watt – Invention of the Modern Steam Engine – ThoughtCo
    James Watt was of humble lineage, born in Greenock, Scotland on January 19, 1736. Greenock was then a little Scotch fishing village that became a busy town with a fleet of steamships during Watt’s lifetime.

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