Watt, James 1736 - 1819

1736-1819, engineer; scientist, Scottish; British

1754 - arrived in Glasgow.

1755 - arrived in London.

1756 - returned to Scotland.

1763 - acquired a financial interest in the Delftfield Pottery Company in Glasgow.

1760s - began experiments on the force of steam in a Papin's digester.

1768 - meets Boulton.

1769 - involved in survey of River Clyde and patented his steam engine design.

1785 - patented a smoke-consuming furnace.

1800 - retired.

Father of James Watt (1769-1848)