James Watt

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James Watt

Watt coined the term "Horse Power" by determining that a horse could pull 180 Ibs!

James Watt

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Fun Fact!

James Watt improved the current steam engine!

James Watt was born in Greenock, SCOTLAND, on Jan.19.1736. His father ran a successful ship-and house- building business. He apprenticed to an instrument maker in London in 1755.

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In 1767 he became an instrument maker for the University of Glasgow, where he developed his life long interest in steam engines.Watt was given the opportunity to improve on this slow and wasteful engine when the Universities model needed repair in 1764.


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