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Lives of Boulton and Watt by Samuel Smiles

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Lives of Boulton and Watt by Samuel Smiles published by John Murray of Albemarle Street, London. 1865

Frontispiece
James Watt
Mathew Boulton
  • Preface
  • Chapter 1 - Dawnings of Steam Power - The Marquis of Worcester.
  • Chapter 2 - Sir Samuel Morland - Dr. Dionysius Papin
  • Chapter 3 - Captain Savery - His Fire-Engine.
  • Chapter 4 - Thomas Newcomen - The Atmospheric Engine.
  • Chapter 5 - James Watt - Lineage and Birthplace - Boyhood and Apprenticeship.
  • Chapter 6 - James Watt, Mathematical Instrument Maker.
  • Chapter 7 - Watt's Experiments on Steam - Invents the Separate Condenser.
  • Chapter 8 - Watt's Connexion with Dr. Roebuck - Watt acts as Surveyor and Engineer.
  • Chapter 9 - Birmingham - Matthew Boulton.
  • Chapter 10 - Boulton and the Steam Engine - Correspondence with Watt.
  • Chapter 11 - Boulton and Watt - Their Partnership.
  • Chapter 12 - Boulton and Watt begin the manufacture of Steam-Engines.
  • Chapter 13 - Watt in Cornwall - Introduction of his Pumping Engines.
  • Chapter 14 - Financial Difficulties - Boulton in Cornwall - Attack and Defence of the Engine Patent.
  • Chapter 15 - Watt again visits Cornwall - Invention of the Rotary Motion - The Patent Right again Assailed.
  • Chapter 16 - More Difficulties and More Inventions - Boulton again in Cornwall.
  • Chapter 17 - Commercial Politics - The Albion Mills - Riots in Cornwall - Prosperity of Boulton and Watt.
  • Chapter 18 - Friends of Boulton and Watt - The Lunar Society.
  • Chapter 19 - Boulton's Application of the Steam-Engine to Coining.
  • Chapter 20 - Prosperity of Soho - Young Boulton and Watt - The Riots - William Murdock.
  • Chapter 21 - Application of Steam-Power to Navigation - Miller and Symington - Boulton and Watt's Engine Adopted by Fulton.
  • Chapter 22 - Declining Years of Boulton and Watt -Bereavements - Gregory Watt - Death of Boulton.
  • Chapter 23 - Closing Years of James Watt - His Death - Conclusion.

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