BOOK SHILSTONE HOTELS

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.

3883 views since 16th January 2008

Brit Quote:
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught - Oscar Wilde
More Quotes

On this day:
The Last public hanging - 1868, Prince of Wales Opens Vauxhall Bridge - 1906, British Find Oil in Persia - 1908, First Female Magistrate Appointed - 1913, First ever Glyndebourne - 1934
More dates from British history

click here to view all the British counties

County Pages