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Birthplace of James Watt shortly before it was demolished in 1887 (engraving)

Birthplace of James Watt shortly before it was demolished in 1887 (engraving)


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Birthplace of James Watt shortly before it was demolished in 1887 (engraving)

541195 Birthplace of James Watt shortly before it was demolished in 1887 (engraving); (add.info.: Watt (1736-1819), Scottish engineer and inventor, was born at Greenock on the Clyde, Scotland. Watt made great improvements to the steam engine, one of the most significant being the separate condenser. In 1774 he went into partnership with Matthew Boulton (1728-1809) the Birmingham manufacturer and entrepreneur. Engraving.); Universal History Archive/UIG

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© Universal History Archive/UIG / Bridgeman Images

1736 1819 1774 1887 Birmingham Birthplace Born Boulton Clyde Condenser Demolished Engine Engineer Entrepreneur Greenock Improvements Inventor James Manufacturer Matthew Partnership Power Separate Shortly Significant Steam Watt West Midlands 1728 1809


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This engraving captures the birthplace of James Watt shortly before its demolition in 1887. Watt, a Scottish engineer and inventor, was born in Greenock on the Clyde, Scotland in 1736. He is renowned for his groundbreaking improvements to the steam engine, with one of the most significant being the separate condenser. In 1774, Watt entered into a partnership with Matthew Boulton, a prominent Birmingham manufacturer and entrepreneur. Together, they revolutionized the power industry and played a crucial role in the Industrial Revolution. The image showcases the humble beginnings of one of history's greatest innovators against the backdrop of his birth home. The intricate details captured in this engraving provide a glimpse into the past and serve as a reminder of Watt's enduring legacy. As we reflect on this historical moment frozen in time, we are reminded of Watt's ingenuity and vision that continues to inspire generations to push boundaries and strive for innovation. The impending demolition may have erased physical traces of his birthplace, but his contributions to engineering and technology will forever stand as a testament to his genius.

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