Birmingham Remembers Matthew Boulton

This week Birmingham remembered one of its most famous sons, Matthew Boulton. The manufacturing and business guru and key member of the Lunar Society died 200 years ago.

A short ceremony was held by his statue on Birmingham's Broad Street.

The children from Ladywood's own TNT News were on hand to record the event.

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  1. On the downside, Boulton and Watt are often used as a good example of how intellectual property and state granted privilege – his patent on the steam engine – stifled innovation and slowed the pace of technological change:

    For example in the introduction (pdf) to the recent book “Against Intellectual Monopoly”.

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