Joseph Bramah

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Bramah, Joseph

(brăm`ə, brä`–), 1748–1814, English inventor. In 1784 he took out his first patent on a safety lock, and in 1795 he patented his hydraulic press, known as the Bramah press (see under hydraulic machinehydraulic machine,
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). He devised a numerical printing machine for bank notes and was one of the first to suggest the practicability of screw propellers and of hydraulic transmission.
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1778: Joseph Bramah patented the valved flush toilet.
The church is anxious to contact any descendants of the affected graves of the Rev Whiteley; Edward Hill (died 1853); Samuel Smith (died 1839); James Holland Hipkiss (died 1804); the Evers Swindell family; Pargeter family; Ernest Augustus (died 1892); and Joseph Bramah Cochrane (died 1903).
HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY 1778: Joseph Bramah patented the valved flush toilet.
In 1778, Joseph Bramah, a cabinetmaker and locksmith, patented the first modern flush toilet, but even then many of the toilets did not work properly, and sometimes they backfired.
Since then other owners had included the Bramah family, who are descended from Joseph Bramah, the locksmith and inventor who was responsible for the hydraulic press and who also designed a model of water closet that is still working in Osbourne House, Queen Victoria's getaway on the Isle of Wight.
HOLOCAUSTMEMORIALDAY 1778: Joseph Bramah patented the valved flush toilet.
1778 - Joseph Bramah patented the valved flush toilet.
On This Day: 1778: Joseph Bramah patented the valved flush toilet.
28 In 1784 Joseph Bramah offered a 200-guinea prize for anyone who could pick the lock he had invented - how many years later (10 either way) was that finally achieved?
On This Day: 1698: 1778: Joseph Bramah patented the valved flush toilet.
But it is leavened by a large number of famous names, from writers like Samuel Johnson and Charles Dickens to giants of British invention like Matthew Boulton, Joseph Bramah, Humphrey Davy, Jethro Tull, John Nash, James Watt and Josiah Wedgwood.
Also on this day: 1785 Joseph Bramah patentedthe beer pump handle; 1887: Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show opened at West Brompton, London, as a part of the American exhibition; 1901: the first Federal Parliament met in Melbourne, Australia; 1946: Victor Emmanuel III, Italian monarch since 1900, abdicated as Italy became a republic.