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Title: 1933P477 Portrait of Matthew Boulton
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Portrait of Matthew Boulton
Engraved by Samuel William Reynolds, after a portrait by Charles Frederick von Breda.

Matthew Boulton was one of the leading entrepreneurs and visionaries of the eighteenth century. In partnership with James Watt, in 1775, he launched into the development and industrial application of the steam engine. In 1761 he began building his Soho Manufactory, where he pioneered revolutionary techniques of production. He also established the first steam-driven coin mint in the world.
Birmingham Museums Trust/Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
Science and Industry
Industrial Revolution
Industrial design
Birmingham history
Usage Rights: Creative Commons 0 - Public Domain. Optional attribution: Photo by Birmingham Museums Trust, licensed under CC0