See also:English manufacturer and engineer, was
See also:born on the 3rd of
See also:September 1728, at
See also:Birmingham, where his
See also:Boulton the elder, was a manufacturer of
See also:metal articles of various kinds . To this business he succeeded on his father's
See also:death in 1759, and in consequence of its growth removed his
See also:works in 1762 from Snowhill to what was then a
See also:tract of barren heath at Soho, 2 M.
See also:north of Birmingham . Here he undertook the manufacture of
See also:objects in metal, as well as the
See also:reproduction of oil paintings by a
See also:process in which he was associated with
See also:Francis Eginton (1737-18o5), who subsequently achieved a reputation as a worker in stained or enamelled
See also:glass . About 1767, Boulton, who was finding the need of improving the
See also:motive power for his machinery, made the acquaintance of
See also:Watt, who on his side appreciated the advantages offered by the Soho works for the development of his steam-engine . In 1772 Watt's partner, Dr
See also:John Roebuck, got into
See also:financial difficulties, and Boulton, to .whom he owed £1200, accepted the two-thirds
See also:share in Watt's patent held by him in satisfaction of the
See also:debt . Three years later Boulton and Watt formally entered into
See also:partnership, and it was mainly through the energy and self-sacrifice of the former, who devoted all the capital he possessed or could
See also:borrow to the enterprise, that the steam-engine was at length made a commercial success . It was also owing to Boulton that in 1775 an
See also:act of parliament was obtained extending the
See also:term of Watt's 1769 patent to 1799 . In 1800 the two partners retired from the business, which they handed over to their sons, Matthew
See also:Robinson Boulton and James Watt junior . In 1788 Boulton turned his
See also:attention to coining machinery, and erected at Soho a
See also:complete plant with which he struck coins for the Sierra Leone and East India companies and for Russia, and in 1797 produced a new copper coinage for
See also:Great Britain . In 1797 he took out a patent in connexion with raising
See also:water on the principle of the
See also:hydraulic ram . He died at Birmingham on the 18th of
See also:August 18og .
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BOUND, or BOUNDARY (from O. Fr. bonde, Med. Lat. bo...
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