Two pieces of flat wood, lines painted on one side
- Watt, James
2 Pieces of flat wood, with lines painted on one side
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.
A piece of deal board, with irregular dark lines of paint, ink or lacquer on one face. Perhaps strip-like articles were laid on this board to be painted.