SX8751 : Newcomen Engine, Dartmouth

taken 31 years ago, near to Dartmouth, Devon, Great Britain

Newcomen Engine, Dartmouth
Newcomen Engine, Dartmouth
Dartmouth was home to Thomas Newcomen, inventor of the atmospheric steam engine and this example is preserved in his home town as a permanent memorial. It came from the standing pump house at Hawksbury Junction.
In my opinion (and I'm not alone), Newcomen is the inventor of the steam engine and Watt an improver (although on a massive scale). However, I've heard at least one pub quiz master give Trevithick as the inventor of the steam engine (rule one - the quiz master is always right; rule two - when he's wrong, see rule one).
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Date Taken
Monday, 25 August, 1986   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 3 February, 2008
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Steam engines   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 878 515 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:21.1615N 3:34.7005W
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