Full length video
Title: JAMES WATT
Reference number: 0020
Director: d. Stanley L. Russell
Sponsor: Educational Films of Scotland
Production company: Thames and Clyde
Original format: 35mm
Running time: 17.00 mins
The life and work of the inventor of steam engines, James Watt.
Paper Archive 1/6/27. File containing correspondence and script.
sc. W.G. Beaton
comm. J. McKechnie
sd. James Fleming
Credits (.27); Shots from photographs of Greenock, docks, the Watt Library and various statues of James Watt, portraits, etc. (2.05); Shots of workshop constructed in Science Museum in London, with working models of inventions and instruments (2.50); Canal machinery and engineering work, steam engines (3.33); Histroy of early principles of steam by diagram. Working model demonstrates Newcomen's theories (6.20); Watt's model and separate condenser demonstrated by diagram and working model. (9.11)
No credits. Model of "Old Bess", Watt's first steam engine, sun and planet gear, and parallel motion (1.11); Photographs and shots of Soho works, Birmingham, belonging to Watt's partner, Matthew Bolton. Shots of Glasgow steel works still using Watt and Bolton's engine (3.02); Photograph of steam vessel, model of the "Comet", beam engine model for ships. (4.05); Traction engine models and early locomotives (5.55); Paddle steamers and steam engine in manufacture (6.40); Statue in the Watt Library, Greenock, and acknowledgements (7.50)