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1787 Oliver Evans of Maryland patents a steam engine for the use in powering carts and carriages. 1698 English military engineer Thomas Savery uses Papin’s ‘Digester’ as the basis of a crude steam engine for pumping water out of flooded mine-shafts. 1712 Denis Papin, visiting London in the hope of finding patronage, writes to a friend reporting his failure and asking for financial support to pay for his return to Germany. Never heard of again, it is likely that Papin died in London in abject poverty and complete anonymity.
Thomas Newcomen, an "ironmonger" and blacksmith of Dartmouth, England, patents the " Atmospheric Steam Engine" and, together with John Calley starts to build and sell engines for pumping water out of mines.
1807 In Switzerland, Francois Isaac de Rivaz builds, and demonstrates the first working internal combustion engine.