William Edgar CBE, IMechE Past President, unveiled a commemorative plaque. There was also a special ‘steam-themed’ musical performance from a singing group called Quire.
Pictures from the event – which took place on August 25, 2019 (the 200th anniversary of James Watt’s death) – are posted below. Click any picture to see a larger version.
The rotative beam engine – one of only five of its kind surviving in the UK – is the star object of the High Mill section of Verdant Works’ museum in the city. The engine dates from 1801-1802.
The presentation took place just a few days after the IMechE unveiled another plaque at the Hunterian Museum in Glasgow – this time honouring a model Newcomen engine which inspired the young James Watt.
Pictures from the event at Verdant Works on August 25.
Pictures by MILES OGLETHORPE