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. James Of Arci, Industrial Revolutions, Steam Engine, Found Father, James D'Arcy, Mechanical Engine, James Watts, Scottish Inventor, Instruments
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Steam Engine - Developed by James Watt in 1775, the steam engine was central to the industrial revolution, and were used to run trains and steamships
The 19th January 1736 marks the birth of James Watt, mathematical instrument maker. Watt was born in Greenock, he developed the steam engine, invented the condensor and the copying machine. His condensor made steam power the driving force of the nineteenth century and he is regarded as one of the founding fathers of the Industrial Revolution.
1712 - THOMAS NEWCOMEN - Thomas Newcomen was an English inventor who created the first practical steam engine for pumping water, the Newcomen steam engine. There are examples of Newcomen engines in the Science Museum (London) and the Ford Museum, Dearborn amongst other places.
1781 - ROTARY ACTION STEAM ENGINE - In 1781 James Watt patented a steam engine that produced continuous rotative motion. Watt's ten-horsepower engines enabled a wide range of manufacturing machinery to be powered. The engines could be sited anywhere that water and coal or wood fuel could be obtained.