'James Watt 1788 Double-Action Sun-and Planet Engine', 1797.

 
'James Watt 1788 Double-Action Sun-and Planet Engine', 1797.
4 0 c m
 
31cm
actual image size: 23cm x 32cm

Description

This rotative steam engine was designed and built by James Watt (1736-1819) and Matthew Boulton (1728-1809). Watt was a Scottish engineer and inventor at the forefront of the development of steam engines. Boulton was Watt's busines partner. In 1775 they established a partnership designing and making components for steam engines at Soho, near Birmingham.

Image Details

Image Ref.
 
10323305

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