James Watt

James Watt

Birth
Greenock, Inverclyde, Scotland
Death 19 Aug 1819 (aged 83)
Handsworth, Metropolitan Borough of Birmingham, West Midlands, England
Burial Handsworth, Metropolitan Borough of Birmingham, West Midlands, England
Memorial ID 12953698 · View Source
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Inventor. He will be remembered as the inventor, improver of the steam-engine. This resulted from his improvements to Thomas Newcomen's steam-engine by inventing a separate condenser. He perfected a rotary engine and defined one horse power as the rate at which work is done when 33,0001bs are raised one foot in one minute. The electrical unit of power, the "watt", was named after him. Besides being an inventor and mechanical engineer, he was also a civil engineer and made various surveys of canal routes.

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  • Originally Created by: s.canning
  • Added: 11 Jan 2006
  • Find a Grave Memorial 12953698
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Watt (19 Jan 1736–19 Aug 1819), Find a Grave Memorial no. 12953698, citing St Mary Churchyard, Handsworth, Metropolitan Borough of Birmingham, West Midlands, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .