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a watt beam engine. designed by james watt, it improved on the earlier newcome(?) steam engine and was widley adopted often used to pump water out of mines or into canals.( beginnings of industrial revolution 1750's) wiki page has lots of detail on this
Robbie Burns "Wee, sleekit, cow'rin, tim'rous beastie, O, what a panic's in thy breastie!"