Why was the steam engine slow to be accepted by industries?
CBSE Class 10
CBSE Class 10 Social
2018-03-06 14:29:21 UTC
James Watt improved the steam engine and patented the new engine. His industrialist friend, Mathew Boulton manufactured the new model.
But for years he could find no buyers.
Steam engines were used in cotton and wool industries, mining, canal and iron works.
Steam engines were not used in any of the other industries till much later in the century.
So, even the most powerful new technology that enhanced the productivity of labour manifold was slow to be accepted by industrialists.