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James Watt

James Watt FRS FRSE (30 January 1736 (19 January 1736 OS) – 25 August 1819) was a Scottish inventor, Mechanical Engineer, and Chemist who improved on Thomas Newcomen's 1712 Newcomen Steam Engine with his Watt Steam Engine in 1781, which was Fundamental to the Changes Brought by the Industrial Revolution in both his Native Great Britain and the Rest of the World.
James Watt was a Scottish inventor, Mechanical Engineer
James Watt's Improvements to the Steam Engine "Converted it from a Prime Mover of Marginal Efficiency into the Mechanical Workhorse of the Industrial Revolution"
James Watt developed Steam Engine
James Watt Attempted to Commercialize his invention, but Experienced Great Financial difficulties until James Watt Entered a Partnership with Matthew Boulton in 1775.The new Firm of Boulton and Watt was Eventually highly Successful and Watt became a Wealthy Man. In his retirement, Watt continued to Develop new inventions though none was as Significant as his Steam Engine Work. James Watt died in 1819 aged 83.
James Watt developed the concept of horsepower, and the SI unit of power
James Watt Father was a Shipwright, Ship Owner and Contractor, and Served as the Town's Chief Baillie, while his Mother, Agnes Muirhead, Came from a distinguished Family and was well Educated.
James Watt developed the concept of horsepower
James Watt Achievements
➯ James Watt Developed the Concept of Horsepower, and the SI Unit of Power, the watt, was Named After him.
➯ In 1776, the First Engines were installed and working in Commercial Enterprises.
➯ Watt also Made other important Discoveries and Inventions. These included a Copying Machine and an improved Production Method.
Patents: James Watt was the Sole inventor Listed on his Six Patents
➯ Patent 913 A Method of lessening the Consumption of Steam in Steam Engines-the Separate Condenser. The Specification was Accepted on 5 January 1769; Enrolled on 29 April 1769, and Extended to June 1800 by an Act of Parliament in 1775.
➯ Patent 1,244 A New Method of Copying Letters; The Specification was Accepted on 14 February 1780 and Enrolled on 31 May 1780.
➯ Patent 1,306 New Methods to Produce a Continued Rotation Motion – Sun and Planet. The Specification was Accepted on 25 October 1781 and Enrolled on 23 February 1782.
➯ Patent 1,321 New improvements upon Steam Engines – Expansive and double Acting. The Specification was Accepted on 14 March 1782 and Enrolled on 4 July 1782.
➯ Patent 1,432 New improvements upon Steam Engines – three bar Motion and Steam Carriage. The Specification was Accepted on 28 April 1782 and Enrolled on 25 August 1782.
➯ Patent 1,485 Newly improved Methods of Constructing Furnaces. The Specification was Accepted on 14 June 1785 and Enrolled on 9 July 1785.
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