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Inventors You Should Know: James Watt

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Allan Burnett as James Watt at Kinniel h|House, Boness.

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


James Watt cottage in Bo'ness


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.


James Watt - Centrifugal Force Governor - STEP / IGES - 3D CAD model - GrabCAD

Statue of Matthew Boulton, James Watt and William Murdoch in Broad Street (Photo: Anthony Blagg)