James Watt Daniel Bailey 1st Period February 2, 2011
James Watt Info • James Watt was born on 19 January 1736 in Greenock, Renfrewshire. • Watt was raised in Greenock, Renfrewshire. • James Watt was born on 19 January 1736. • Died August 18 1918.
Father-James Mother-Agnus Brother-John FAMILY
Where did James Watt Work? • While working at the Univ. of Glasgow as an instrument maker, Watt was asked to repair a model of Thomas Newcomen's steam engine.
James Watt Was Famous For • James Watt was famous for the invention of the steam engine!
How did the steam engine impact society? • The steam engine was a very important factor in the industrial revolution, it provided a fast and easy transportation for people, products, and other necessities.
One Interesting fact about Watt • When James Watt went to work fixing a steam engine in 1764, he probably had no idea how much that repair job would influence the Industrial Revolution
TIMELINE • 1736: Born in Greenock, Scotland. 1754: Learnt the trade of mathematical-instrument making in London before returning to Glasgow, where he set up a business. 1757-1763: Mathematical-instrument maker to the University, Glasgow. 1763-1764: Repaired a Newcomen steam engine, which started him thinking about ways to improve the engine. 1765-1770: Erects a range of full-size Newcomen engines in Scotland. 1767: Surveyor of Forth and Clyde canal. 1774: Started a business in Soho, near Birmingham, with Matthew Boulton to manufacture his improved Watt steam engine. 1784: Patented a steam locomotive. 1800: Retired to Heathfield Hall near Birmingham.
QUOTES • “My responsibility is to follow the Scriptures which call upon us to occupy the land until Jesus returns”– James Watt
Citations • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Watt • http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Who_was_james_watts_family • http://www.egr.msu.edu/~lira/supp/steam/wattbio.html • http://www.google.com/images?q=James+Watt&rls=com.microsoft:en-us&oe=UTF-8&startIndex=&startPage=1&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=og&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wi&biw=1004&bih=614