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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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***The River Don Engine is not currently running due to an issue with the gas supply to the boiler. We're working to have it back in steam as soon as possible.****

***Some displays on the ground floor will be closed 6 February - 8 March while we install a series of new objects and cases***

The Upper Transport Gallery and Simplex Car display will be closed for events on Sat 2, Wed 6 & Sat 16 Mar, as well as Thu 4 - Sun 7 Apr

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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