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Rudolph Bodmer

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1857. Safety Valve.

Rudolph Bodmer (c1816-1888)

c1816 Born in Baden, Germany, the son of Kaspar Bodmer and his wife Lisette Ludi

1854 Patent. '1542. And to Rudolph Bodmer, of 2, Thavies inn, Holborn, in the city of London, for the invention of the application of glass, crystal, or other vitreous material or of earthenware (ceramique) to certain parts of machinery."'[1]

Many other patents registered

1861 Living at 10 Clarendon Terrace, Kensington: Rudolph Bodmer (age 45 born Duchy of Baden, Germany), Engineer. With his wife Hellen S. Bodmer (age 31 born Bolton) and their children George R. Bodmer (age 7 born Kensington); Hella Bodmer (age 6 born Kensington); and Julia Bodmer (age 3 born Kensington). Two servants.[2]

1866 of Newport, Monmouthshire.[3]

1869 Patent. '1499. And Rudolph Bodmer, of Hosborn House, Holland Park, in the county of Middlesex, John James Bodmer, of Newport, in the county of Monmouth, and Louis Rudolph Bodmer, of No. 2, Lansdown-road, Notting-hill, in the county of Middlesex, have given the like notice in respect of the invention of "improvements in fire grates applicable to steam boiler furnaces and other furnaces."'[4]

1869 Dissolution of the partnerships R. and L. R. Bodmer and Bodmer Brothers in which he was a partner.

1888 Died in Tonbridge[5]

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