James Watt

The Steam Engine

The Beginning

Born on January 19, 1736, James Watt would change the way of transportation. A mechanical engineer, Scottish inventor, and chemist, he studies the steam engine. He wanted to improve the Newcomen steam engine which eventually he will do.

What Did He Do?

When Watt was studying the Newcomen steam engine, he realized that it wasted a great deal of energy reheating and cooling the cylinder repeatedly. Watt designed a new engine which didn't waste so much energy. This changed everything. People had a new way of getting around and could transport big loads of things now.


A True Inventor


James Watt died on August 25, 1819. He had invented something that improved the world. The steam engine was a great contribute to the industrial revolution. Improved peoples life and work.