Joseph Bramah
Joseph Bramah born Stainborough Lane Farm, Wentworth
Wentworth, South Yorkshire
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, Yorkshire
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, England
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, was an inventor and locksmith. He is best known for having invented the hydraulic press
Hydraulic press
A hydraulic is a machine using a hydraulic cylinder to generate a compressive force. It uses the hydraulic equivalenta mechanical lever, and was also known as a Bramah press after the inventor, Joseph Bramah, of England. He invented and was issued a patent on this press in 1795...

. Along with William George Armstrong, he can be considered one of the two fathers of hydraulic engineering.
He was the second son in the family of three sons and two daughters of Joseph Bramma (note the different spelling of the surname), a farmer, and his wife, Mary Denton.