Matthew Boulton, English manufacturer and engineer, c1880. Works owner Matthew Boulton (1728-1809) and Scottish engineer and inventor James Watt (1736-1819) formed a partnership in 1773 to produce steam engines. Boulton's factory at Soho, near Birmingham, produced the first of the revolutionary steam engines designed by Watt. By the early 19th century over 500 Boulton and Watt engines were being used in Britain's mines and factories. A print from Great Industries of Great Britain, Volume I, published by Cassell Petter and Galpin, (London, Paris, New York, c1880). (Colorised black and white print). Artist Unknown.. (Photo by The Print Collector/Getty Images)
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