B bábi, Tibor

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Bodor, Péter (Erdőszentgyörgy, now Singeorgiu de Padure, Transylvania, in Romania, 22 June 1788 - Kolozsvár, now Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 17 August 1849) – Mechanic, a Szekler-Hungarian polymath. Having completed the lower levels at the College of Marosvásárhely (now Targu Mures, Romania) he served initially the noblemen of Transylvania (Erdély, now in Romania) and learned the trades of cabinetmaker, watchmaker, gardener and locksmith. In 1806 he studied at the Polytechnic of Vienna and traveled abroad thereafter. He returned to Transylvania in 1815 and worked at the Court of Lajos (Louis) Bethlen (autobiographer, 1782-1867) as an architectural mechanic. He produced numerous machines, such as the automatic distaff, flourmills, water conduits and water fountains. He settled in Marosvásárhely in 1818, where he worked as city engineer. There he constructed his famous “Musical Well” (Zenélő Kút). He built the 8-meter wide and 63- meter long Maros Bridge solely from wood and without iron nails. This was the first large bridge in Transylvania, and was in use until 1900. Soon after building the bridge he became entangled in a case of banknote forgery and was condemned to death. Thanks to the City’s intervention his sentence was commuted to seven years’ imprisonment; of that he served five years in Szamosújvár (now Gherla, Romania). He was released in 1827. He lived in seclusion and occupied himself mainly by building organs. His last invention was a multi-barreled organ cannon capable of shooting chained cannon balls; it was used in the battles of the 1848-1849 War of Independence. – B: 1078, 0883, T: 7674.→Freedom Fight of 1848-1849;

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