John Ericsson was a Swedish inventor, active in England and the United States, and regarded as one of the most brilliant and influential mechanical engineers ever and hold more than 500 patents.
Already in early years the young Ericsson begins to show mathematical and engineering skills. Soon after his military duty he becomes a partner of his first company “Braithwahites” mechanical workshop.
Ericsson moved 1826 to UK in order to develop some ideas.
Ericsson collaborated on the design of the steam locomotive “Novelty” in the UK before he finally moved to USA.
The father of the propeller
Mr Ericson is referred to be the inventor and “father” for the modern rotating propeller.
Above: propeller drawing for “Monitor”
In America he designed the US Navy's first screw-propelled steam-frigate “USS Princeton “ as was accomplished 1853, were his propeller first succeeded. Then Ericsson invented the first armored ship with a rotating turret, the “USS Monitor”. It sailed for the first time 1862.
Above: The ideas and theories behind the function of the propeller
Finally Mr Ericsson received the title honorably doctor/ Ph.D. h.c. (latin: doctor honoris causa) at the University in Lund 1868.
Carefully and with pride we carry the “swedish-heritage” and knowledge about the propeller design and function as we use in our mixers with the small difference to your benefit:
Mr Ericssons propeller was created to move a ship in the water, ours are engineered to move the water (read: liquid motion)
We know our propeller is one of the best on the market, but just put in some extra 1000 additional design-hours, just to be sure that our knowledge becomes your safety!