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Diedrich Uhlhorn

Diedrich Uhlhorn (* 3 June 1764 in Bockhorn; 1837 in Grevenbroich) was a German engineer.


Uhlhorn was an engineer, mechanic and inventor, who invented in 1817 the first mechanical tachometer. Between 1817 and 1830 he was inventor of the Presse Monétaire (level coin press known as Uhlhorn Press) which bears his name. He was married.



  • Volker Benard-Wagenhoff, Konrad Schneider: Dieser unerschöpfliche, seltene Mann – Diedrich Uhlhorn und die moderne Münztechnik. Grevenbroich 2009
  • Otto Albert Bormann: Dietrich Uhlhorn (1764–1837). In: Rheinisch-Westfälische Wirtschaftsbiographien, Band I. Aschendorff, Münster 1931, pages 177-195.
  • Egbert Ritter von Hoyer: Uhlhorn, Diedrich. in: Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie (ADB). Band 39, Duncker & Humblot, Leipzig 1895, pages 166–168.

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