James Watt

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For the Reagan Administration official, see James G. Watt.
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James Watt (19 January 173625 August 1819) was a Scottish inventor and mechanical engineer whose improvements to the Newcomen steam engine were fundamental to the changes brought by the Industrial Revolution in both the Kingdom of Great Britain and the world.


  • I can think of nothing else than this machine.
    • in a letter to a friend, Dr. Lind, April 29, 1765.

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