JAMES WATT. https:// www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xZIy3GE9Qg. https:// www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMNrtOcZ6XQ. https:// www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhk4KcpIkMQ. JAMES WATT: Improver -- not inventor -- of the steam engine. Born: 19 January 1736 Died: 19 August 1819 Birthplace: Greenock, Scotland.
Born: 19 January 1736
Died: 19 August 1819
Birthplace: Greenock, Scotland
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In 1763, Watt received a model of a Newcomenatmospheric steam engine to repair. Although he made it work, Watt was not satisfied with the way it operated and set about to improve it. He obtained advice from students and professors at the university and discovered the principle of the separate condenser. Watt patented his discovery in 1769.
Inventor: James Watt Criteria; First practical,Entrepreneur Birth: January 19, 1736, in Greenock, Scotland Death: August 19, 1819 in Heathfield, England Nationality: Scottish Invention: steam engine improvements in 1769 Function: noun / steam engine Definition: An engine that converts the heat energy of pressurized steam into mechanical energy, especially one in which steam drives a piston in a closed cylinder.
AT A GLANCE:
James Watt's improvements in 1769 and 1784 to the steam engine converted a machine of limited use, to one of efficiency and many applications. It was the foremost energy source in the emerging Industrial Revolution, and greatly multiplied its productive capacity. Watt was a creative genius who radically 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 90% rural basis to a 90% urban basis.