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A child wearing a medical facemask operating an interactive scale model of a hydraulic press alongside the real thing. A child wearing a medical facemask operating an interactive scale model of a hydraulic press alongside the real thing.

© Andy Brown

© Andy Brown

Bramah Press

Continuing Display

Kelham Island Museum

The Bramah Press is a hydraulic pressing machine made by Joseph Bramah and Co in London in the early 1800s.

 

Born in Barnsley, Bramah was a brilliant engineer and the hydraulic press is his most famous invention. Prior to his ground-breaking feat of engineering, most presses, used for flattening or compressing paper, were made of wood. He patented the hydraulic press in 1795 and the Bramah Press was first in use at the Tower of London in 1806.

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Tue-Sat 10am-4pm | Sun 11am-4pm

***The museum will be closed Thu 30 Nov, Fri 1 Dec & Tue 5 Dec for Victorian Christmas Market set up and set down.

The museum will be open on Sat 2 & Sun Dec for the Victorian Christmas Market - entry £8 adults / children free***

The museum will close for the festive break on Fri 22 Dec and reopen on Tue 2 Jan.

Kelham Island Museum

Alma Street

Sheffield

S3 8RY

A child wearing a medical facemask operating an interactive scale model of a hydraulic press alongside the real thing.

Bramah Press

© Andy Brown

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