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Danforth, Richard S., 1885-1962



  • Existence: 1885 - 1962

Richard Stevens Danforth was born on July 26, 1885 in Gardiner, Maine. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1908 and Chandler Scientific School in 1909. Danforth was a civil engineer and inventor who worked for industries on the West Coast before starting his own company in 1939. He developed the Danforth anchor the same year. The anchor was widely used during World war II for anchoring aircraft, pontoon bridges and LST boats. Danforth died in 1962.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Richard Danforth papers

Identifier: MS-441
Overview Richad S. Danforth (1885-1962), civil engineer. Dartmouth College Class of 1908. The collection contains correspondence, typescripts, printed material and blue prints related to his career.