Welcome        Walking Tours        Feedback        Contact        Links        Credits


While wandering aimlessly through Glasgow Green, pondering the inefficiencies of early steam engines, Watt hit upon the idea of condensing the steam in a separate vessel. It was this idea which gave allowed the industrial revolution to take place. Today, the place where inspiration struck is marked by this stone.

The inscription reads: "Near this spot in 1765 James Watt conceived the idea for the separate condenser for the steam engine."

Location: Glasgow Green, south of Nelson’s column

See also:

James Watt

James Watt statue George Sq

    People        Places        Stories