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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
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
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June 2014