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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
Henry C. Fehr
Singer / Morris Singer / William Morris (London)

Leeds /  James Watt   Leeds /  James Watt


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.




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


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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Item Code: gbyh103; Photograph: 28 July 2019
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