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Bramah [Bramma], Joseph (1749-1814), engineer and inventor of locks

Christopher F. Lindsey

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:


Bramah [Bramma], Joseph (1749-1814), engineer and inventor of locks, was born on 2 April 1749 at Stainborough Lane Farm, near Barnsley, Yorkshire; he was the second son in the family of three sons and two daughters of Joseph Bramma (1713-1800), a farmer, and his wife, Mary Denton (1711?-1774). After a ...

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