Doubleday, Doran, 1933 - 250 pages
Phil Ament provides a biographical sketch of the Scottish inventor James Watt (1736-1819). Watt became interested in improving steam engines when he was working as a mathematical instrument maker. He invented the modern condensing steam engine in 1765. The invention was patented in 1769. He invented the double-acting engine in 1782. The watt, a unit of power, is named for James Watt. A portrait of Watt is available.
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