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Watt, James (1736-1819)

Auction:
2483
Lot:
195
Sold for:
$1,778$1,500

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2483
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 15, 2009 11:00AM

Description:

Watt, James (1736-1819), Autograph letter signed, Heathfield, August 6, 1812, one page, to Franklin Lewis, responding to a matter concerning the farms and properties of Watts' and referring the matter to his son who, as indicated, now oversees the matter, 4to, (restored tear on left edge, pinprick hole above sentiment, not affecting text, else fine).

Note: James Watt is best known for his groundbreaking and fundamental improvement/invention of the steam engine and a harbinger of the Industrial Revolution.

Estimate $1,000-1,500

Keywords

James Watt, Franklin Lewis, Industrial Revolution, Piston engines, Steam engine, Steam power, United Kingdom

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