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    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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    1736 marks the birth of James Watt, mathematical instrument maker. Watt 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.

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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.

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 and played a considerable role in advancing the role of steam engines in the Industrial revolution. He was born …

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

James Watt, inventor and mechanical engineer

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.

JAMES WATT - Scotsman James Watt helped take us from the farm to the factory and into the modern world. Though a truly awful businessman, he was the ingenious engineering power behind the industrial revolution.

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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.