NS6064 : James Watt Statue, Glasgow Green

taken 7 years ago, near to Glasgow, Great Britain

James Watt Statue, Glasgow Green
James Watt Statue, Glasgow Green, taken 7 years ago
James Watt was born in Greenock on 19 January 1736. He is most famous for the improvements he made to the Newcomen steam engine.

It is said that he came up with the idea of the separate steam condenser, which radically improved the efficiency of the steam engine, while walking on Glasgow Green one Sunday in 1765. This statue, in his honour, stands on The Green, in the sculpture garden near The People’s Palace Museum.

It is widely acknowledged that the improved steam engine designed by Watt was fundamental to the changes brought about by the Industrial Revolution.
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2010
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 17 August, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 19 January, 2012
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Historic sites and artefacts  Park and Public Gardens  City, Town centre  People, Events 
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Glasgow 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 600 641 [100m precision]
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