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[bram-uh, brah-muh] /ˈbræm ə, ˈbrɑ mə/
Joseph, 1748–1814, English engineer and inventor. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Bramah acknowledges that he took the idea of his celebrated lock from an ancient Egyptian pattern.

    Library Notes A. P. Russell
  • Mr. Bramah was perhaps the first to recognize its value and importance.

  • It was not until 1795 that that powerful modern apparatus—the hydraulic, or hydrostatic, press was patented by Bramah in England.

    Inventions in the Century William Henry Doolittle
  • Go you to Chestnut Street, and get two first-class Bramah locks.

  • Bramah's press illustrates how the theories of one age often lie dormant, but if true become the practices of a succeeding age.

    Inventions in the Century William Henry Doolittle
  • It is not like shutters and Bramah locks: they are property.

  • If a woman was to put a Bramah lock on her heart, a skilful man would find his way into it, if he wanted to, I know.

  • The essential parts of the Bramah's press may be thus briefly described.

    The Crystal Palace Peter Berlyn
  • The white priests of Bramah gave him all their law, teaching him the language and religion of the dwellers of the five rivers.

    Violets and Other Tales Alice Ruth Moore
  • The “Bramah Lock” at once denotes the celebrity of the firm.

    Chelsea George Bryan

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