Five milling cutters, for making locks, c 1780.

Richardson, Claire

Five milling cutters, for making locks, c 1780.
3 1 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 23cm

Description

Made by Joseph Bramah (1749-1814). Bramah made numerous inventions, including a beer machine used at the bar of public houses, a safety lock which he manufactured in partnership with Henry Maudslay (1771-1831), and an ingenious machine for printing bank notes. Bramah invented a hydraulic press for shaping pieces of iron and steel, considered one of the great instruments of the industrial revolution.

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