James Watt - Knaust

James Watt - Knaust

James Watt Chris Champagne Marisol Guardiola Alba Prieto Steve Luna Manuel Orozco Ernesto Jacinto 1736-1819 James Watt Born in 1736 in Greenock Scotland

James Sr. and Agnes One of five children to survive past the age 24 Childhood James was a very serious minded

child He was very interested with his aunts steam kettle Developed his mechanical traits at a very young age Over the years

Spent a great amount of time in his workroom James liked to watch others at work He liked to make models

James was very curious about the way things work As time went on James wanted to be a manufacturer of scientific instruments He left Greenock for Glasgow in 1754

Where he met Professor Robert Dick Professor Dick sent James to london In London James was to enter an apprenticeship that would take 7 years

He finished in one year Working 10 hour days A change of luck At the age of 21 James returned to

Glasgow University James was hired by the university in 1757 to repair broken astronomical instruments Students and Staff regarded him as a friend of the University not as an employee He was known to be able to repair instruments that he had never seen before

Items such guitars, violins, flutes and even organs He also went on to build such instruments You can still see a wind organ Watt made for St. Andrews Church

James watt was married twice in his lifetime His first marriage to Margaret miller in 1764 His second to Ann McGregor in 1776

Had two children with each wife 1764 A year that will be remembered for James watt James was invited by the University to repair a non-working model of the Newcomen engine

This was the start of the Industrial Revolution The New Watt Engine The final version was shown in 1778 This engine consumed 1/3 Of the steam of the Newcomen engine Used to pump water from the ground

Double-Acting Engine 1736 Born in Greenock Scotland 1764 Started working on the Newcomen engine 1768 Made a prototype of his improved steam engine 1786 Invented centrifugal governor to control engine speed 1790 Invented pressure gauge 1800 Retires from the business 1819 The Death of James Watt

Horsepower James watt coined the phrase horsepower What a horse can do Horsepower is defined as work done over time

One horsepower =33,000lb.-ft/One minute Light bulb Watts name is on the light bulb A Watt is considered a unit of power He didnt invent the light bulb

References http://www.top-biography.com/9069-J ames%20Watt/work.htm http://www.ideafinder.com/history/in ventors/watt.htm http://www.geocitites.com/athens/ acropolis/6914/wvae.htm

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