The invention of the hydraulic press.

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It is a device that is a combination of a large and a small cylinder connected by a pipe and filled with fluid so that the fluid pressure created by a small force acting on the small-cylinder piston will result in a large force on the large piston.

  • The English inventor and locksmith Joseph Bramah invented the hydraulic press in 1795.
  • Here is a photograph of Bramah’s original hydraulic press:

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Here is a painting of Jospeh Bramah:

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