Aesthetically, I like the stark black machinery against the almost luminescent brown of the wood. This is the workshop of James Watt, who, unlike Thomas, was big into ceramics. Replace these with clockwork gadgetry and half finish mechanical automata. setting-thomas-whyt-s-workshop
The birth in Greenock of James Watt, on this day 19th January, 1736. Scottish inventor who developed Newcomen's steam engine and gave his name to a unit of power. On 29th May 2009 the Band of England announced that Watt and his business partner Mathew Boulton would appear on a new £50 note.