James Watt's patent record, 1769.
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James Watt's patent record, 1769.

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The title page of patent number 913 regarding James Watt's (1736-1819) method for 'lesening the consumption of steam and fuel in fire engines', Watt was a Scottish engineer and inventor who was at the forefront of the development of steam engines. In 1774, together with his busines partner Matthew Boulton (1728-1809), he established a manufactory of steam engines in Soho, near Birmingham.

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