Henry Maudslay 1771 - 1831
- Optical instrument maker,
- Philosophical instrument maker, mathematical instrument maker,
- Science lecturer
- English; British
- born in:
- Woolwich, London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
1789 - at the age of 18, working for Joseph Bramah, Maudslay devised and constructed the machines capable of producing the precisely designed parts for his new form of lock.
1794 - designed a new form of slide rest for the lathe.
1798 - following a wages dispute, he left Bramah to set up his own business.
1800 - designed and made block making machines for mass production for the royal dockyard at Portsmouth.
1805 - took out a patent for machinery to print patterns on cotton fabrics.
1807 - patented an arrangement of a steam engine, which became known as a ‘table engine’.
1829 - became a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers.