John Tyler patents
The collection includes patents related to water wheels granted to John Tyler and his grandfather Benjamin Tyler, as well as a patent related to a back rest for a lathe and a rag washing machine. Of note are the two patents of Benjamin Tyler, one for the improvements to Flax and Hemp Mills and the other for a wry-fly water wheel which were signed by John Adams and Thomas Jefferson and James Madison respectively. Two receipts, a booklet about water wheels and a notebook with calculations and data as well as one clipping are also included.
- 1799 - 1884
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John Tyler (1818-1896), millwright and inventor. The collection contains patents related to water wheels, lathes, and rag washing machines. Includes two patens from his grandfather Benjamin Tyler, signed by Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and John Adams.
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