James Watt 1736 - 1819

occupation:
Engineer,
Scientist
Nationality:
Scottish; British
born in:
Greenock, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

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)

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