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Long Benton Colliery

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1772 or 74 An "experimentally-determined" model of Newcomen's Engine, designed by John Smeaton, was put to work at the Benton Colliery, near Newcastle upon Tyne. The engine was rated at 40hp, used for mine drainage.

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