Watt & Boulton Steam Engine

Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by Science Museum, London
published on 20 March 2023
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A Watt & Boulton steam engine, one of the key innovations of the Industrial Revolution. Dating to 1788, this example is the oldest original rotative steam engine in the world. Designed and built by James Watt (1736-1819) and Matthew Boulton (1728-1809), the engine used far less fuel than earlier models created by other inventors and so could be used almost anywhere to power factory and agricultural machines of all kinds.

Science Museum, London.

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