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1769 W. Blakey of Great Peter Street, Westminster, London provided a description and illustration of his patent fire-engine for raising water from ponds, rivers, wells, etc., and raising it to any height. It appears to be of the Savery type. The drawing shows a cylindrical boiler wholly contained within a furnace, two cylindrical steam receivers, one above the other, and various manual cocks and non-return valves. The same illustration appeared in Rees's Cyclopaedia.
Blakey emigrated to Liege, and later demonstrated a Savery-type engine at the Hague, where he obtained a 15 year patent. He then built a simpler version at the University of Leiden