Six Bramah lock drilling templates, on pine (wood) board

Made:
c.1795
maker:
Joseph Bramah

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Workshop items used by Joseph Bramah. Six templates for drilling of Bramah locks stored on wooden board.
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Workshop items used by Joseph Bramah. Six templates for drilling of Bramah locks stored on wooden board.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Workshop items used by Joseph Bramah. Six templates for drilling of Bramah locks stored on wooden board.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Six templates for drilling of Bramah locks stored on wooden board

Joseph Bramah was an inventive Yorkshireman who had settled in London making new types of pumps, water closets, hydraulic machinery and locks. The locks were of a novel and especially secure pattern. They required new tools and accurate manufacturing methods developed by Henry Maudslay, who became manager of the Bramah works. Much of this special machinery was said to have been kept out of sight in a locked workshop.

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Details

Category:
Hand and Machine Tools
Object Number:
1935-130/2
Materials:
oak (wood) and steel (metal)
credit:
Bramah Security Equipment Ltd.

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