Sorry for the delay. This week´s questions are related to some of the inventions which contributed to the First Industrial Revolution.
James Watt´s first steam engine (1776)
James Watt is considered to be the inventor of the steam engine. In fact, he improved some pre-existing engines, such as Thomas Savery´s water pump or Thomas Newcomen´s atmospheric engine. In 1606, at the beginning of the 17th century a Navarrese military man, musician and cosmographer patented the first machine to use steam power. He also invented a diving suit, which was tested in the Pisuerga River. Who was this Hispanic inventor?
James Watt drew also inspiration from Denis Papin´s inventions. What was the most important contribution of this French inventor?
The Spinning Jenny was one of the most important inventions that contributed to the mechanization of textile industry. Who invented it? Why was this machine called Jenny?
When and where did the factory system appear?
What were the Rainhill Trials? What was the realtion of this event with the history of transport?