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You like workshops?

Discussion in 'The Tool Shed' started by Joel_BC, Dec 15, 2017.

  1. Dec 15, 2017
    Joel_BC

    Joel_BC Super Self-Sufficient

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    You like fun? I thought this’d be fun for Crealbilly and some of the other folks here. These are two pics of James Watt’s workshop. James Watt (1736-1819) was one of the very early developers of the steam engine. And the steam engine was also a forerunner, in a way, of our car and truck engines that we use every day. Watt developed key aspects of the steam engine that made for efficiency. He was an inventor, but also became a businessman, going into steam-engine production.

    These are two pictures of his early inventor's workshop...

    James Watt 1.png

    James Watt 2.png

    These come from the UK Science & Society Picture Library
    https://www.scienceandsociety.co.uk/results.asp?W=4&F=0002&Step=151&screenwidth=975

    Our term “watt” (a measuring unit for power, often electrical power) was named after James Watt in the late 19th century.
     
  2. Dec 16, 2017
    Beekissed

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    Wow. Can you imagine it all?
     
  3. Dec 16, 2017
    Joel_BC

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    As a boy, Watt fooled around in his father's backyard workshop (which was the father's place of business). Similar story to Henry Ford, who began his life on a family farm and tinkered with things.
     
  4. Dec 16, 2017
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    Wow, that is pretty cool. Thanks for sharing!
     
  5. Dec 16, 2017
    Britesea

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    very cool. It's fun trying to identify the various tools and such in there.
     

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