A. W. Gray & Sons

A. W. Gray & Sons (HM157Y)

Location: Middletown Springs, VT 05757 Rutland County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 28.941', W 73° 7.092'

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Near this site Albert W. Gray manufactured his horse power treadmills, which he invented and patented in 1844 and 1856. He also invented a corn sheller, patented in 1836, and a machine for making wrought iron nails.

For over 50 years the shop, under the management of A.W. and his sons, Leonidas and Albert Y., employed some 60 workers to produce treadmills, threshers, wood saws, ensilage cutters and gasoline engines that were sold all over the world.

In 1868 A. W. Gray rediscovered Middletown's mineral spring which had been lost after the flood of 1811, inspiring a change in the town's name to Middletown Springs in 1885. The Grays bottled and sold the waters, helped finance construction of the Montvert Hotel resort in 1871, and built their own fashionable homes nearby.

HM NumberHM157Y
Year Placed1998
Placed ByVermont Division for Historic Preservation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 4:58pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 652178 N 4816101
Decimal Degrees43.48235000, -73.11820000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 28.941', W 73° 7.092'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 28' 56.46" N, 73° 7' 5.52" W
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Area Code(s)802
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 19 Mont Vert Rd, Middletown Springs VT 05757, US
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