July 21st Trivia Solution

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Which Scottish inventor patented the steam engine in 1769?

Correct answer:
  • James Watt

Incorrect answers:
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • Thomas Newcomen
  • Thomas Edison

Interesting Info:
  • James Watt's steam engine provided a separate chamber for condensing the steam, using steam pressure to move the piston in both directions. These and other improvements by Watt prepared the steam engine for a major role in manufacturing and transportation during the Industrial Revolution. Incidentally, Watt coined the term "horsepower".

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