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The statue of Watt was designed by Chantrey, and erected in 1832. It is one of the few statues in the square to have remained in its original position, and was paid for by public subscription.

Watt's major achievement was to introduce steam engines with a separate condenser. This made them faster, safer, and more economical, resulting in steam overtaking water-power as the main source of energy.

Location: South west corner of George Sq

Erected: 1832

See also:

James Watt

Boulder in Glasgow Green

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