Watt’s Steam Engine

James Watt’s steam engine was based on that of Thomas Newcomen and Watt improved upon it in many ways: A separate steam condenser was added, which greatly increased the efficiency of the engine. An original linkage converted the vertical movement of the piston into circular motion for which there were more industrial applications. A flyball governor was used to regulate the amount of steam allowed in the engine. … Continue reading Watt’s Steam Engine