James Watt, born January 19, 1736, developed a steam engine that provided a huge impetus to the industrial revolution which occurred in the later 18th and early 19th centuries. His business partner Matthew Boulton stated in 1776: 'I sell here, Sir, what all the world desires to have - Power'. Watt has been cited as one of the most influential people in human history. Watt's name and significance is recognised by the International System of Units which titles its unit of power the 'watt'.
James Watt (January 19, 1736 — August 25, 1819) FRS, FRSE was a Scottish inventor and mechanical engineer whose improvements to the Newcomen steam engine were fundamental to the changes brought by the Industrial Revolution in both his native Great Britain and the rest of the world.
THE STEAM ENGINE The first-ever steam engine was patented by Thomas Savery, an English military engineer, in 1698. However, it was only in 1712 when English blacksmith, Thomas Newcomen, invented the atmospheric engine using a piston that the steam engine was used commercially in a mine. After about five decades, a much-improved version was developed by Scottish engineer, James Watt which was instrumental for the Industrial Revolution. (Pictured) “Father of the Railways” George Stephenson's…
James Watt, FRS, FRSE (19 January 1736 – 25 August 1819) was a Scottish inventor and mechanical engineer whose improvements to the Newcomen steam engine were fundamental to the changes brought by the Industrial Revolution in both his native Great Britain and the rest of the world.
Portable Copying machine invented by James Watt in 1795. Watt published a pamphlet entitled ‘Directions for using the Patent Portable Copying Machine Invented and Made by James Watt & Co.’ Click on image to read more