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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.

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

James Watt, who helped to commercialise the steam engine & laid the foundations for the Industrial Revolution. Greenock, Scotland

James Watt's (1736-1819) prototype steam engine 'Old Bess' c1778. In this engine, which was erected at the Soho works, Birmingham, England, ...

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'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.


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King James II, circa 1686. Son of King Charles I and brother of Charles II, James ruled from 1685 to 1688 when he was forced to flee "the Glorious Revolution" that brought William & Mary to the English throne.

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