James Watt

  1. Scottish engineer and inventor whose improvements in the steam engine led to its wide use in industry (1736-1819)
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  • The term horsepower was coined by James Watt (1736-1819), the Scottish inventor and mechanical engineer renowned for his improvements of the steam engine. Horsepower hour
  • The Crossness Pumping Station was the key element, housing as it did, four magnificent rotative beam engines built by James Watt and Company.
  • James Watt patented his separate-condenser steam engine in 1774, and its rotative version in 1781.
  • The colours were produced by a process known as plasmon resonance in a patterned aluminium film made in the university's James Watt Nanofabrication Centre. BBC News - Home
  • The first feedback device to be mathematically described was the rotary governor, used by James Watt to keep the rate of steam engines constant with varying loads.
  • It is said that, as a youngster, James Watt (1736 - 1819) became interested in steam power by watching water boil in a teakettle over a fire.
  • Sign of the times: The Bank of England announced Friday it would introduce a new £50 note in November featuring engineer James Watt, who designed the efficient steam engines that helped power the Industrial Revolution, and his backer Matthew Boulton. Overheard: Chargeback
  • Matthew Boulton, James Watt's partner in the manufacture of steam engines, also made silver, Sheffield plate, and ormolu, while another of his associates, Francis Eginton, was a pioneer in the revival of stained glass.
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