I was a grandson of a teacher of mathematics and he was born in 1736. James watt was sent to London in 1755 to be apprenticed to a mathematical instrument maker. On the arriving to London the seven years' apprenticeship rule was strongly insisted upon. when I was done with the training is returned to Glasgow to get ready for business. And when I got back the same restrictions where there as in London. The gilds were still struggling keep there control of the trading. Watt took a deal with John Morgan to shorten his apprenticeship in 1755. And he had to work in a cold workshop for 10 hours a day.after awhile he started inventing the steam engine.