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John Tyler patents

Identifier: MS-1384

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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


Language of Materials

In English.

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Conditions Governing Use

Copyright on this material has not been evaluated. You are free to use this material in any way that is permitted by copyright that applies to your use.


2.5 linear ft. (1 box)

Additional Description


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.

Part of the Rauner Library Archives and Manuscripts Repository

6065 Webster Hall
Hanover NH 03755 USA

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