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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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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. (This invention greatly improved the efficiency of the steam engine.)

A watt beam engine. designed by james watt, it improved on the earlier newcome(?) steam engine and was widley adopted often used to pump water out of mines or into canals.( beginnings of industrial revolution 1750's) wiki page has lots of detail on this

Industrial Revolution 1776 (this was the year where everything changed and it all started with the steam engine)

Matthew Boulton, of the famous Boulton & Watt steam engine partnership, was an 18th century designer and inventor. Before Partnering James Watt he was a successful industrialist manufacturing a range of silver plated goods and had a business network throughout Europe. This book is the first full-length biography of Matthew Boulton since 1937, and is the culmination of twenty years’ original research and brings to life one of the most colourful characters of the Industrial Revolution

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

Steam EngineIn 1769 James Watt took out a patent on a steam engine making use of a separate condenser. James Watt's improved steam engine transformed previously designed steam engines, which had hardly changed for fifty years, into a source of power that transformed the world of work, and was the key innovation that brought forth the Industrial Revolution. The contributions made by Watt were of such significance that he is frequently referred to as the inventor of the steam engine

James Watt's steam engine, 1765. The innovation of a separate condensing chamber and rotary motion in place of the see-sawing beam of Newcomen's engine greatly improved the efficiency of steam power.

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.

James Watt was the one who invented the Steam engine In 1781. A steam engine is a heat engine that performs mechanical work using steam as its working fluid.

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Crystal Palace (1851; Industrial Revolution). Glass walls. World fair in London.