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"The" steam engine never existed; there was always an evolution, a developmental chain, from the first steam-powered toys of the Greek inventor Hero to the more fully developed steam-powered machines still in use today.

A particular Scotsman named James Watt is often given the credit for "inventing" the steam engine, but Watt's contributions were based on the earlier designs of Thomas Newcomen and others rather than being completely new. Watt's engines were far more efficient, and generated more power from less fuel, but were more complicated to build and maintain.

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