Boulton and Watt Steam engine, late 18th century.

 
Boulton and Watt Steam engine, late 18th century.
4 0 c m
 
33cm
actual image size: 25cm x 32cm

Description

Plate from Rees' Cyclopaedia volume IV. James Watt (1736-1819) developed an improved steam engine in association with John Roebuck (1718-1794), which was patented in 1769. When Roebuck went bankrupt, Matthew Boulton (1728- 1809) bought Roebuck's share of the patent, and in 1774 Watt moved to Birmingham, where he worked with Boulton, forming a company with him in 1794.

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