How to use Newcomen in a sentence
The steam pressure in the Newcomen atmospheric was continued unaltered in the Watt vacuum engine.
Newcomen's engine had the interior, as well as the exterior of the steam-cylinder exposed to the cooling atmosphere.
The cylinder was let down into the top of the boiler, and like Newcomen's atmospheric engine had no cylinder cover.
This plan, as has been seen, was adopted by Smeaton, in constructing Newcomen engines a century ago.A History of the Growth of the Steam-Engine | Robert H. Thurston
This engine, made by an Englishman named Newcomen, was very wasteful and was used only to pump water from mines.American Inventions and Inventors | William A. Mowry
British Dictionary definitions for Newcomen
Thomas. 1663–1729, English engineer who invented a steam engine, which James Watt later modified and developed
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Scientific definitions for Newcomen
English inventor who developed an early steam engine (1711) that was was widely used to pump water in coal mines.
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