What is James Watt?

  • (noun): Scottish engineer and inventor whose improvements in the steam engine led to its wide use in industry (1736-1819).
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James Watt

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.

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James Watt - Patents
... Watt was the sole inventor listed on his six patents Patent 913 A method of lessening the consumption of steam in steam engines-the separate condenser ...
Light At The End Of The Tunnel (musical Number) - Lyrics - Reference To James Watt
... a verse and a chorus which pay respect the father of steam, James Watt ... It's the power of James Watt, the steaming Scot 'The man who watched the pot and said, "Hey, I've got 'A brilliant plot, when that steam is hot 'It seems ... Watt) 'For watching that pot ...
James Watt International Medal
... The James Watt Medal is the name of two awards named after Scottish engineer James Watt, both awarded for excellence in engineering ...
St Mary's Church, Handsworth - Boulton, Watt & Murdoch Memorials
... James Watt lived in Handsworth and is chiefly remembered as the inventor of the separate condenser, the greatest single improvement ever made to the steam engine ... In 1774, Matthew Boulton applied his engineering talent to realising Watt's idea ... It was to follow that Boulton and Watt became one of the most famous partnerships in industrial history ...
Copying - In Office Work
... In 1780 James Watt obtained a patent for letter copying presses, which James Watt Co ... both stationary and portable presses made by James Watt Co ...

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