Featured Destination

July 2019: Blackpool and the Lancashire Coast

Itís illumination time in Blackpool. Lancashire in October is not likely to be your choice for a sunshine break, but that is not why ...More
More Uk destinations

Thomas Savery
- Favourite Briton.

Born in Shilstone, Devon
Born in 1650
Died in 1715

While serving as an army officer Savery turned his inventive mind to various mechanical devices, including a boat rowed by paddle wheels, a glass-polishing device, and most significantly what was the first steam engine that was employed (albeit with little success) commercially. He later cooperated with Newcomen on building a more effective and efficient steam engine

More famous Britons here

Contributors: Do you have a site related to Thomas Savery?
Supply some content for this page and we will gladly add a link to your site. Email here.

3340 views since 16th January 2008

Brit Quote:
They say eyes clear with age. - Philip Larkin
More Quotes

On this day:
Yeomen of the Guard Formed - 1485, First British WI Meeting - 1915, Marc Bolan dies in car crash - 1977
More dates from British history

click here to view all the British counties

County Pages