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James Watt

Greenock, Renfrewshire 1736 - Handsworth, Birmingham 1819
Scottish inventor and mechanical engineer whose improvements to the Newcomen steam engine were fundamental to the changes brought by the Industrial Revolution in both his native Great Britain and the rest of the world
(Wikipedia)
Henry C. Fehr
Singer / Morris Singer / William Morris (London)
1903

Leeds /  James Watt   Leeds /  James Watt

Description

Statue of James Watt is a pair of compasses and a scroll in his hands. Watt had no specific connection to Leeds, he was a famous engineer and typified the technological change which had made Leeds into a city.

Inscription(s)

james
WATT

1736-1819

Under the statue is the text the gift of
richard wainwright 1898
erected 1903

Signature

H.C. Fehr
j.w. singer & sons ltd founders

Leeds - James Watt
The statues of James Watt and John Harrison and Walter Cook and Joseph Priestley in front of the General Post Office

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Location (N 53°47'47" - W 1°32'53")

Item Code: gbyh103; Photograph: 28 July 2019
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