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James Watt. Daniel Bailey 1 st Period February 2, 2011. James Watt Info. James Watt was born on 19 January 1736 in Greenock, Renfrewshire. Watt was raised in Greenock, Renfrewshire. James Watt was born on 19 January 1736. Died August 18 1918. Father-James Mother-Agnus Brother-John.

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james watt

James Watt

Daniel Bailey

1st Period

February 2, 2011

james watt info
James Watt Info
  • James Watt was born on 19 January 1736 in Greenock, Renfrewshire.
  • Watt was raised in Greenock, Renfrewshire.
  • James Watt was born on 19 January 1736.
  • Died August 18 1918.



where did james watt work
Where did James Watt Work?
  • While working at the Univ. of Glasgow as an instrument maker, Watt was asked to repair a model of Thomas Newcomen's steam engine.
james watt was famous for
James Watt Was Famous For
  • James Watt was famous for the invention of the steam engine!
how did the steam engine impact society
How did the steam engine impact society?
  • The steam engine was a very important factor in the industrial revolution, it provided a fast and easy transportation for people, products, and other necessities.
one interesting fact about watt
One Interesting fact about Watt
  • When James Watt went to work fixing a steam engine in 1764, he probably had no idea how much that repair job would influence the Industrial Revolution
  • 1736: Born in Greenock, Scotland.

1754: Learnt the trade of mathematical-instrument making in London before returning to Glasgow, where he set up a business. 1757-1763: Mathematical-instrument maker to the University, Glasgow. 1763-1764: Repaired a Newcomen steam engine, which started him thinking about ways to improve the engine. 1765-1770: Erects a range of full-size Newcomen engines in Scotland. 1767: Surveyor of Forth and Clyde canal. 1774: Started a business in Soho, near Birmingham, with Matthew Boulton to manufacture his improved Watt steam engine. 1784: Patented a steam locomotive. 1800: Retired to Heathfield Hall near Birmingham.

  • “My responsibility is to follow the Scriptures which call upon us to occupy the land until Jesus returns”– James Watt
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