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, 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.

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.

James Watt, FRS, FRSE (19 January 1736 – 25 August 1819)[1] 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.

James Watt, FRS, FRSE (19 January 1736 – 25 August 1819)[1] 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

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

A Visual History of the Industrial Revolution: 1769 - James Watt's Improved Steam Engine Powers the Industrial Revolution

A Visual History of the Industrial Revolution: 1769 - James Watt's Improved Steam Engine Powers the Industrial Revolution

Red pencil urchin . . . . Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument USA . . . Photographed by James Watt [3000 x 2001] [OS]

Red pencil urchin . . . . Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument USA . . . Photographed by James Watt [3000 x 2001] [OS]

James Watt (Greenok 1736-Heathfield, 1819). Scottish Inventor and Mechanical Engineer Photographic Print

James Watt (Greenok 1736-Heathfield, 1819). Scottish Inventor and Mechanical Engineer Photographic Print

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