Coal mines in the IR: http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/coal_mines_industrial_revolution.htm
The first commercially successful true engine was the atmospheric engine , invented by Thomas Newcomen around 1712
James Watt developed (1763–75) an improved version of Newcomen's engine, with a separate condenser . Boulton and Watt's early engines used half as much coal as John Smeaton 's improved version of Newcomen's. 
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Why did the Industrial Revolution
happen? Why in Britain?
5. Abundant deposits of coal which
are easily mined and transported.
Coal provides three
times more energy than
Coal kick-started a
revolution in XIII
century Britain, a
transformed not only the
country but the world
6. In Britain the mines were near the
sea, so ships could carry coal cheaply to
the most important market, London.