The first Newcomen steam engine ever set to work was used by a Mr. Back, of Wolverhampton, in the year 1711.
The Newcomen engines could no longer drain the deepened mines.
Newcomen's first engine made twelve strokes a minute, and at each stroke lifted fifty gallons of water fifty yards.
Such, in a few words, was the construction and action of Newcomen's first engine.
Newcomen's engine had the interior, as well as the exterior of the steam-cylinder exposed to the cooling atmosphere.
Mr. Newcomen ordered a whip to despatch him and end the tragedy.
Dr. Hooke died in 1703, some years before the date of Newcomen's invention.
Hooke dissuaded Newcomen from attempting any machine on this principle, which, as first proposed by Papin, was impracticable.
As a means of drainage, then, you would expect to see them substituted for Newcomen's comparatively ruinous engines.
John Cawley, who was the associate of Newcomen in his experiments and inquiries, was a plumber and glazier of the same town.