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Watt, James (1736-1819), engineer and scientist

Jennifer Tann

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780198614111
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/28880
Watt, James (1736-1819), engineer and scientist


Childhood, education, and training | Instrument making | Early work on the steam engine | Watt as civil engineer | Family and home | Partnership with Boulton | Organization of the engine business | Further patents | The market for engines | Impact of the patents | Watt the scientist | Retirement | Personality and death | Significance

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Subjects: biography ; history

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