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Richard Prosser
"forgotten Birmingham genius"

(1804 - 1854)



Researched, prepared and written by Sue M Darby


Richard Prosser was a Civil Engineer, Inventor, Patentee and
Patent Law Reformer
who hailed from Birmingham.
As an ancestor of my husband
I have been researching
his family history
and business life.

The above portrait was commissioned by Mr Bennet Woodcroft
immediately after Richard's unexpected early death.
It was painted from a plaster death mask.



Index to Contents

Richard Prosser - Introduction
The Chunk Stove
 The Vesta Stove The Inquest
Vesta Stove Patent No 8547 Chunk Stove Patent No 7969
Chunk & Vesta Stove Advertisements
Conclusions


June 2014