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Josef Bozek

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Model of Božek's steam car at Prague National Technical Museum
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Gear cutting machine by Bozek at Prague National Technical Museum
Gear cutting machine at Prague National Technical Museum

Josef Božek ( Polish Józef Bożek) was born on 28 February 1782 at Béry/Biery (now Poland), and became an engineer. He died in Prague on 21 October 1835.

In 1815 he constructed a very early example of a steam car, which was demonstrated in Stromovka Park in Prague. A model of the car is displayed in Prague National Technical Museum (see photos).


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