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JAMES WATT AND THE CONDENSING STEAM ENGINE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 990A1: tabled on 26 January 2016

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 4 Members. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Ronnie Cowan on 21 January 2016. This is amendment number 1.

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Suggested amendment

after 'James Watt;' insert ' notes that James Watt is said to have conceived of the idea of the separate steam condenser while walking on Glasgow Green;'.

Original motion text

That this House celebrates 250 years since the invention of the condensing steam engine by Greenock-born inventor James Watt; appreciates that Watt's improvements to the steam engine enabled the industrial revolution, and a significant advancement of our scientific knowledge to take place; believes that Watt's achievements in the fields of science and engineering were fundamental to the wealth that our society enjoys today; acknowledges Watt's membership of the Royal Society and the Royal Society of Edinburgh; and notes that the anniversary of this notable scientific milestone is an opportunity to increase recognition of James Watt and his important legacy in Inverclyde and beyond.