James Watt – 18th Century scientist and revolutionary player

James Watt constantly engaged as an ardent experimental scientist whose enquiring mind took him well beyond the knowledge required to make the efficient steam engines which powered the Industrial Revolution.

David Miller, Professor of the History and Philosophy of Science of the University of New South Wales, Australia, discusses James Watt – the 18th Century Scientist.

KEYWORDS: James Watt, Steam Engine, Steam, Enlightenment, Lunar Society, Industry, Soho, Engineering, Matthew Boulton, Boulton and Watt

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James Watt

Ben Russell

Among the many treasures in the collections of the Science Museum in London is the complete workshop of the Scottish engineer James Watt (1736-1819), acquired in its entirety from the attic of Watt's Birmingham home in 1924, where it had been left as an industrial shrine since his death in...



David Miller

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Science and Society, Mary Evans Picture Library