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1748, Apr 131814, Dec 9
an English inventor and locksmith. He is best known for having invented the hydraulic press. He can be considered one of the two fathers of hydraulic engineering. In London, Bramah worked for a Mr. Allen, installing water closets (toilets) which were designed to a patent obtained by Alexander Cumming in 1775. He found that the current model being installed in London houses had a tendency to freeze in cold weather. Although it was Allen who improved the design by replacing the usual slide valve with a hinged flap that sealed the bottom of the bowl, Bramah obtained the patent for it in 1778, and began making toilets at a workshop in Denmark Street, St Giles.
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05/09/1785-British inventor Joseph Bramah patents beer-pump handle
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