Technology Fire Engines Bramah Patent & Pump J.Wilkes J.Pass Pair Antique Prints
Technology Science "Bramah's improved Fire Engine" & "Newly constructed Pump Fire-Engines" Antique Prints
Sold as Pair: Original Copper-Plate engravings by J Pass on "Laid" paper made from Flax and Hemp fibre.
Published by J Wilkes June 20th and August 10th 1805
Joseph Bramah's (1749-1814) fire engine. Bramah also designed a beer machine used at the bar of public houses, a safety lock which he manufactured in partnership with Henry Maudslay (1771-1831), and a machine for printing bank notes. Another Bramah invention was a hydraulic press for shaping pieces of iron and steel, considered one of the great instruments of the industrial revolution. Illustration from 'Encyclopaedia Londinensis, or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature' published in London, 1805-1829