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This is James Watt’s cottage at Kinneil Estate where he worked on developing and improving the steam engine. The vessel in the forground is the actual condenser he used. James Watt, pioneering Scottish inventor and engineer, is believed to have worked from his cottage on the Kinneil Estate, Bo'ness, for periods of time in 1769 and 1770. This former workshop is unique as it is the only surviving building in Scotland that can be directly associated with James Watt's pioneering experiments which led to his invention of the steam engine. These workshop experiments were fundamental in proving the principles he developed. While he was here he also lodged the patent for the steam engine which he went on to invent and which changed the world.

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