Barometer printing plate, brass, inscribed 'I. Watt Glasgow'
This plate, preserved in Watt’s workshop and wrapped in brown paper, was made by him and used to print paper scales to go behind the glass tube and mercury column on his barometers. Watt mass-produced these barometers for sale, and this process was quicker and cheaper than engraving each barometer plate individually, as would be done with more expensive instruments.
- James Watt's Garret Workshop
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- printing plate
- Major J.M. Gibson-Watt
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