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Matthew Boulton, engineer and industrialist, c1801. Works owner Matthew Boulton and Scottish engineer and inventor, James Watt 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. Artist: William Sharp.
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