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date: 01 December 2020

Prosser, Richardlocked

(1804–1854)
  • Christine MacLeod

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Prosser, Richard (1804–1854), inventor and patent reformer, was born in Aston, Warwickshire, on 3 April 1804, the third child of Walter Prosser (1772–c.1840), a joiner and builder, and his wife, Eleanor Davies (1764–1854). Evidence of any formal education is lacking but, during his early employment with the ...

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British Library, London
(1801–)
National Archives of the United Kingdom, Public Record Office, London
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Library of Birmingham
Royal Society of Arts, London
Science Museum, London