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Josef Ressel

* 1793 in Chrudim/Bohemia
+  1857 in Laibach, today Ljubljana/Slowenia


Ressel      Josef Ressel

Joseph Ludwig Franz Ressel was an Austrian forester and inventor of Czech-German descent,
who designed one of the first working ship's propellers.
The first transatlantic journey of a ship powered by a screw-propeller
was by the SS Great Britain in 1845.
Among other Ressel's inventions are pneumatic post and ball and cylinder bearings.
He was granted numerous patents during his life.

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