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Copy of James Watt
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It was the foremost energy source in the emerging Industrial Revolution, and greatly multiplied its productive capacity
transformed the world from an agricultural society into an industrial one. Through Watt’s invention of the first practical steam engine, our modern world eventually moved from a rural basis to a urban basis. generating Electricity
TRAINS AND locomotives
SHIPS In 1773, James Watt partnered with a man named
Boulton then created a factory and for eleven years, that factory produced Watt's steam engines.
Watt's design was very popular because he had improved the steam engine so it was four times as better than the original
Newcomen version. "Father of The Revolution" Scottish Mechanical engineer/inventor
Born on 19 January 1736 in Greenock, Scotland.
His Father was a Successful Shipbuilder
Mostly Home-Educated, later He Went to Local Grammar School
As a teenager he dreams of becoming an instrument maker,He was inspired by his father's work providing him with extra knowledge about the tools used on ships
at 17 went to Glasgow University then to London to be trained as a mathematical-instrument maker 1763 Many people mistake steam engines for being just a train but in all actuallity they can and have been used for: plowing fieldsmoving buildingspulling stumps and numerous other things By 1790, Watt was a wealthy man and in 1800 he retired and devoted himself entirely to research work
On August 19th, 1819, Watt died at age 83
Watt was a selected member of the Royal Society of London in 1785
In 1882 the unit of measurement of electrical and mechanical power - the watt - is named in his honor
Watt started to figure out a way to cut down the loss of power when using the steam engine.
He ended up By adding a seperated condensor for the steam so the cylinder could reamin hot. Watt created the first working modern steam engine
he participated in many other inventions including the rotary engine, the steam indicator, and the double action engine
Letter copying Press- an early kind of photocopier
Machine for Copying Sculptures
Micrometer- for Measuring Distances
Portable Perspective drawing machine- used by artists and architects
He actually came up with the term "horsepower" In 1763 Watt recieved a Newcomen steam engine to repair. While he Was Working on the engine he notice that is wasted steam,which caused it to use up a lot of coal
This made the engine more efficient The first prototype was produced in 1768