Piece of pewter plate, engraved at back, with piece of brass rivetted on

Made:
1790-1819
maker:
James Watt

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Items related to test firings. Front 3/4 detail view of object against graduated grey background.
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Items related to test firings. Front 3/4 detail view of object against graduated grey background.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

1 Piece of pewter plate, engraved at back, with piece of brass rivetted on

This item is part of the contents of the workshop that Scottish engineer James Watt developed at his home, Heathfield, at Handsworth, Birmingham. Although Watt is best known for his work on the steam engine, his workshop contains a wide variety of objects from many different projects, from chemistry to sculpture-copying.

The description of the item was written by Edward Collins, the land agent responsible for Heathfield when the workshop was given to the Science Museum in 1924. Collins could not always identify what he was looking at, but always described what he saw clearly. This has allowed his descriptions to form the basis of subsequent research.

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Science Museum: Energy Hall: James Watt and our World

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Details

Category:
James Watt's Garret Workshop
Object Number:
1924-792/116
type:
plate
credit:
Major J.M. Gibson-Watt

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