|To illustrate the enormous power of his steam engine, James Watt invented a new unit of measurement: The horsepower. He measured how much a group of ponies could lift and compared it to the power of his steam engine. One horsepower corresponded to the power of a strong horse that could pull the weight of 550 pounds over a distance of one foot in one second. Strategically, it was a very important and smart move by James Watt, as it enabled him to market his steam engine better. The horsepower is still used today - especially in the automotive industry.|
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Press releases • Aug 16, 2019 14:47 CEST
Exactly 250 years ago the patent of James Watt's “separate condenser” was introduced. The invention improved steam engines and revolutionized the world. 50 years later, the ingenious inventor, James Watt, died. 2019 is therefore a special anniversary year and the right time to pay tribute to one of the greatest inventors of all time.