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Steam Engine's evolution and impact on society

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Elizabeth Hawley

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The Evolution of the Steam Engine and its Impact on Society By: Emily,
and Brittany The Flying Shuttle
The Spinning Jenny
The Water Loom The steam engine allowed iron to be transported a lot easier than before the industrial revolution. They also needed a more intense air flow to the furnace when they were smelting iron ore and to fix this problem they used the steam engine. The steam engine powered the first locomotive. The first steam engine locomotive pulled 10 tons of ore and 70 people at 5 miles per hour. Soon, better locomotives followed. One locomotive, the Rocket, was used for the first public railway line. The first public railway line opened in 1830 and extended 32 miles from Liverpool to Manchester, England. The Rocket traveled at 16 miles per hour while it pulled a 40 ton train. This is how the steam engine looked
if they used it to transport iron from the
mines to somewhere they needed it, like
factories. The steam engine impacted many industries such as cotton. How the Steam Engine Impacted the Coal Industry How the Steam Engine Impacted the Iron Industry The invention of the steam engine preceded the Industrial Revolution, though it enabled many inventions and textile processes of the era. A crucial part of Britain's Industrial Revolution was the Steam Engine, which depended on coal for fuel.
At that time they believed coal
was an unlimited resource. The success of the Steam Engine lead to the demand of coal. This lead to the increase in coal production. In the next 20 years, locomotives were able to reach 50 miles per hour, an amazing and sometimes scary speed to passengers. In 1840, Britain had almost 2,000 miles of railroads. Because of the invention of the steam engine locomotives, more people found jobs making the railroad lines and were able to get to jobs that were farther from home. Before the Steam Engine,
the only ways of power were
by hand, by wind, by water
and by animal. Time line of the evolution of the steam engine 0-1000
Hero invented a raw form of today's
steam engine. 1606
Giovanni uses steam to
rise through a column The impact of the Steam Engine on railroads James Watt was a Scottish engineer
in the early 1780s. He made changes
that enabled the engine to
drive machinery such as
spinning and weaving cotton. 1698
The first person to patent
the steam engine was Thomas
Savery. 1712
Newcomen improves Savery's engine
with his self acting atmospheric engine. 1750
Start of the industrial revolution. 1769
James Watt patented the
Separate Condenser after
becoming partners with
Matthew Boulton. The Rocket: one of the first steam engines to run on a public railway. 1807
Robert Fulton's "Clermont"
was the first engine to carry
passengers in America. 1827
An era of locomotive success
in Britain. 1865
Commuter traffic is noticeable
in large cities. 1960
The final steam engine was
built by British railways. It was
called "Evening Star." This is a picture of a steam engine when they started going at faster speeds. This is a picture
of how the steam
engine looked
when they
transported iron.
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