James Watt and Our World: Curatorial Tour at Science Museum

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Jane Insley, senior curator of engineering technologies, looks at James Watts' workshop. When he died in 1819, his workshop at his home near Birmingham, was locked and its contents left undisturbed as an 'industrial shrine'. Then, in 1924, the complete workshop, including its door, window, skylight, floorboards and 6,500 objects used or created by Watt, were carefully removed and transported to the Science Museum. The vast majority of its contents, once hidden within drawers, on shelves and under piles of tools and papers are now revealed.

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20 Apr 2013 6:45 PM

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