I have an essay needed on two inventors in the industrial revolution. I also need the inventions of the inventors. Thank you for all your answers. Anything is helpful.
Historically, steam powered devices were mere curiosities until the beginning of the 18th century, when Thomas Savery invented a steam pump, which proved not to be particularly effective. The first effective engine applied to practical work was that of Thomas Newcomen. James Watt improved this in the 1770s by addition of a separate condenser. These relied on the condensation of steam producing a vacuum. In the early 19th century, Richard Trevethick and others began to use steam at more than atmospheric pressure, enabling engines to be small enough to be mobile and to be used for the purpose of transport.
In the 19th century, steam engines were used as the prime mover for transportation in locomotives, steam ships, traction engines, steam lorries and later in road vehicles such as the Stanley Steamer. Steam engines powered industrial utilities such as water pumping stations. Steam engines were the power source that made the Industrial Revolution possible, and saw widespread commercial use powering machinery in factories and mills.