Joseph Bramah

Joseph Bramah ( born April 13, 1748 in Stainborough Lane Farm, Wentworth, South Yorkshire, England; † December 9, 1814 in Pimlico, London) is one of the major engineering personalities of the Industrial Revolution in England.

As a child he had been actually designed to work on his father's farm, but at the age of 16, he injured his ankle so that he limped all his life and could no longer work in agriculture. Even as a child he had himself designed and built instruments. After his accident, they gave him the village carpenter in the teaching, where he completed his basic craft education.

Bramah was a universal genius and made especially by inventions in hydraulics deserves. He invented a hydraulic press pumps for waterworks and invented the beer pump, is served with the still to this day in all the pubs of the UK beer. His ingenuity seems almost limitless, and to his other patents include a machine for numbering of notes and a device for sharpening of goose feathers for writing.

Bramahs workshops were the " think tanks " of early industrialization. There also worked the young Henry Maudslay, who was serving as the inventor of the precision lathe a decisive contribution to the development of modern machine tools.