Watt, James 1736 - 1819
1736-1819, engineer; scientist, Scottish; British
1754 - arrived in Glasgow.
1755 - arrived in London.
1756 - returned to Scotland.
1763 - acquired a financial interest in the Delftfield Pottery Company in Glasgow.
1760s - began experiments on the force of steam in a Papin's digester.
1768 - meets Boulton.
1769 - involved in survey of River Clyde and patented his steam engine design.
1785 - patented a smoke-consuming furnace.
1800 - retired.
Father of James Watt (1769-1848)