Chronology of Motor and Engine Technology

1698 Thomas Savery builds a steam-powered water pump for pumping water out of mines.
1712 Thomas Newcomen builds a piston-and-cylinder steam-powered water pump for pumping water out of mines.
1769 James Watt patents his first improved steam engine.
1821 Michael Faraday builds an electricity-powered motor.
1876 Nikolaus Otto designs a four-stroke internal-combustion engine.
1888 Nikola Tesla patents the induction motor.