Newspaper packet, with label reading 'Blue'

Made:
1790-1819 in United Kingdom
maker:
James Watt
Group of objects from Watt Workshop. White ceramic jar with leather lid; labelled; Smyrna Lizari; (1924-792/1479); rear Group of objects from Watt Workshop. White ceramic jar with leather lid, labelled   "Smyrna Lizari"  (1924-792/1479), Group of objects from Watt Workshop. White ceramic jar with leather lid, labelled   "Smyrna Lizari"  (1924-792/1479), Group shot showing two objects, (top) 1924-792/975  "Paper packet tied with string, labelled as containing 'Blue Newspaper packet, tied with string with label reading 'Blue', James Watt, United Kingdom, 1790-1819 & 1924. Top 3/4

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Group of objects from Watt Workshop. White ceramic jar with leather lid; labelled; Smyrna Lizari; (1924-792/1479); rear
Science Museum Group Collection
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Group of objects from Watt Workshop. White ceramic jar with leather lid, labelled "Smyrna Lizari" (1924-792/1479),
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Group of objects from Watt Workshop. White ceramic jar with leather lid, labelled "Smyrna Lizari" (1924-792/1479),
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Group shot showing two objects, (top) 1924-792/975 "Paper packet tied with string, labelled as containing 'Blue
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Newspaper packet, tied with string with label reading 'Blue', James Watt, United Kingdom, 1790-1819 & 1924. Top 3/4
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

1 Packet 'Blue'

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.

Details

Category:
James Watt's Garret Workshop
Object Number:
1924-792/971
Materials:
paper (fibre product), string and unknown
type:
packet
credit:
Major J.M. Gibson-Watt