Opinion

Letters to the editor October 16 2019

October 15 2019 - 8:00am

WHO IS JAMES WATT?

I was delighted to see the review by Mark Thomas of my book on James Watt (October 12) and very glad that he found it informative and entertaining. I am sure that he would agree that the accompanying illustration of a steam locomotive is unfortunate. Watt had nothing to do with the invention of that machine and, in fact, actively opposed the development by others of the high-pressure engines that led to steam railways.

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