Before and after alterations made to Boulton & Watt valves. From the beautifully illustrated notebooks of Henry Wright.

MATTHEW BOULTON

It would be a fair bet to assume that the vast majority of mechanical engineers have heard and know something of James Watt but what of his somewhat overshadowed partner Matthew Boulton? Since 1825 Watt has been honoured in Westminster Abbey, now Boulton is to receive the same recognition. So who is Matthew Boulton? The son of a Birmingham manufacturer of small metal products, Boulton … Continue reading MATTHEW BOULTON