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1821 James Watt improves the efficiency of Newcomen ’s reciprocating pump to become the most efficient (4%) prime mover using pistons and expanding steam. The engine become the most popular at the time and lasted for quite a while.

1824 - Sadi Carnot 1824 Sadi Carnot published his theory on the thermodynamic cycle of the heat engine. From it, Rudolph Diesel would design his engine.

1825  ' Curacao ' built in Dover, England, becomes the first practical steamship to sail. It is bought by the Netherlands Navy. It is a wooden hull, 445 tonnes, paddle-wheeler with two engines developing 75 kW.

1827 Machinefabriek Werkspoor is founded, in Amsterdam.


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