Watt and Boulton steam engine, built in 1776.
3 3 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 25cm

Watt and Boulton steam engine, built in 1776.

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Description

Nineteenth century photograph of an engine constructed for the Birmingham Canal Navigation Pumping Station. James Watt (1736-1819) was a Scottish engineer and inventor who was at the forefront of the development of steam engines. In 1774, together with his business partner Matthew Boulton (1728-1809), he established a manufactory of steam engines in Soho, near Birmingham.
 

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10312151
 

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