James Watt, Scottish engineer, c 1801.

 
James Watt, Scottish engineer, c 1801.
4 0 c m
 
33cm
actual image size: 25cm x 32cm

Description

Engraving of the Scottish engineer James Watt (1736-1819). Watt invented the modern steam engine, which became the main source of power in textile mills in Britain during the Industrial Revolution. His engine had a separate condenser through which steam from the cylinder was pased and cooled, allowing the engine to remain hot, thus reducing fuel consumption. The SI (international standard) unit of power, the watt (W), is named after him. Dimensions: 216mm x 140mm.

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Image Ref.
 
10400353

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