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Tartan Details - James Watt Commemorative

The information held within The Scottish Register of Tartans for the "James Watt Commemorative" tartan is shown below. 

Reference: 12441
Designer: Inverclyde Council
Tartan date: 11/03/2019
Registration date: 19 March 2019
Category: Commemorative
Restrictions: Yes. May only be worn/used/woven with permission from Inverclyde Council.

Registration notes: James Watt (19 January 1736 – 25 August 1819) was a Scottish inventor, mechanical engineer and chemist, who was born in Greenock. He improved on Thomas Newcomen’s 1712 Newcomen steam engine with his Watt steam engine in 1781, which was fundamental to the changes brought by the Industrial Revolution in both his native Great Britain and the rest of the world. He developed the concept of horsepower, and the SI unit of power, the watt, was named after him. The James Watt tartan was designed as part of a year of commemorative events in 2019 held by Inverclyde Council to mark the bicentenary of his death in August 1819. Colours: dark grey represents industrial works and tools; light grey represents steam; orange represents the signage and colours within the James Watt Institution and blue has been included to represent Inverclyde Council.
Registrant details: Mrs Susan Rose, Municipal Buildings Clyde Square, Greenock, Inverclyde, Scotland, PA15 1LY
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