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  1. James Gaius Watt By: Bradley Brown Mod 5 Lived 1736-1819

  2. James Watts Life James Watt was born in 1736 in Greenock, Scotland. James was a thin, weakly child who suffered from migraines and toothaches. He enjoyed mathematics in grammar school, and also learned carpentry from his father. His father was a carpenter by training, and built anything from furniture to ships, but primarily worked in shipbuilding

  3. James watts field of study Watt always had work from the University scientists, so he maintained through the years his shop on the University property. Professor John Anderson was the older brother of a grammar school companion, Andrew. One day in 1763, Professor John Anderson brought Watt a new problem. The University had a lab-scale model of the Newcomen pump to investigate why the full-scale pumps required so much steam. The model suffered a problem. It would stall after a few strokes. Watt recognized that the flaw was due to an undersized boiler that couldn't provide enough steam to reheat the cylinder after a few strokes. James Watt use his house as a workshop.

  4. What is he Famous for? James Watt played a important part in the steam engine

  5. Most famous for James Watt, who died 1818 was a Scotsman who improved the early steam engines and improved their efficiency. Early steam engines were not very efficient because most of the heat from the steam was used just to heat the cylinder. James Watt invented the process of condensing the steam and keeping the piston cylinder at a steady temperature.

  6. Interesting facts • He was born on 19 January 1736 in Greenock, Renfrewshire, Scotland • An inventor and mechanical engineer he is famous for his improvements to the Newcomen steam engine • He developed the concept of horsepower and SI unit of power the watt was named in his honour • With Matthew Boulton he founded the firm of Boulton and Watt which was to make him a wealthy man • He died on 25 August 1819 in Handsworth, Birmingham, England

  7. BIBLIOGRAPHY • James Watt abilities surpassed those of Morgan’s official apprentice, who had been there two years. Watt was eager to cram several years of training into one, and worked 10 hours a day in the cold workshop. He worked for a small amount of cash, and his father sent him a little. Watt finished his apprenticeship year successfully, but his health collapsed almost immediately afterwards. Watt always had work from the University scientists, so he maintained through the years his shop on the University property. In March 1776 the Bentley Mining Company started their newest piece of equipment, a Boulton-Watt engine. The Bentley Mining Company had taken a substantial risk by abandoning a half-built Newcomen engine and replacing it with the Boulton-engine.