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    James Watt, FRS, FRSE (1736–1819) 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. Watt has been described as one of the most influential figures in human history. He developed the concept of horsepower and the SI unit of power, the "watt," was named after him.

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    • Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)

      James Watt (1736) Scottish inventor and mechanical engineer whose improvements to the Newcomen steam engine were fundamental to the changes brought by the Industrial Revolution. This portrait hangs in the IMechE Council Room

    • Mike's Boarding House

      James Watt (1736-1819) Inventor, Mechanical Engineer, Instrument Maker, Developed the concept of Horsepower, electrical term "watt"" was named in his honor.

    • Old Friend

      James Watt (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.

    • Darren Denton

      James Watt (1736-1819) his development of the steam engine was the springboard for the Industrial Revolution. Born in Greenock, Watt suffered from poor health and did not attend school regularly. Instead, he spent time in his father's workshop, learning engineering skills and making models. He trained as an instrument maker and in 1757 obtained a post at Glasgow University.

    • Marta Taylor

      James Watt (1736 – 1819) was a Scottish inventor, mechanical engineer and chemist. He is famous for developing a separate condensing chamber for the STEAM ENGINE.

    • Artist Steve Oatney

      James Watt, FRS, FRSE (1736–1819) 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. Watt has been described as one of the most influential figures in human history. He developed the concept of horsepower and the SI unit of power, the "watt," was named after him.

    • Michele Allen

      james Watt 1736-1819 inventor of the watt steam engine

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