Inventor Henry Timken

Inventor Henry Timken (HM19WE)

Location: Canton, OH 44706 Stark County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 46.683', W 81° 23.683'

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Born near Bremen, Germany, carriage builder Henry Timken (1831-1909) designed significant improvements in roller bearings-fundamental machine components that minimize friction between moving and stationary parts. His patented (1898) tapered roller bearings improved on ball bearings by controlling heavy side loads generated by steered axies, and thus became key components of modern vehicle design. Established in St. Louis in 1899, the Timken Roller Bearing Axle Company moved to Canton in 1901 and quickly became one of Ohio's industrial leaders, manufacturing roller bearings for automotive, railroad and many industrial uses. In 1998 Henry Timken was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.
HM NumberHM19WE
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number12-76
Year Placed2003
Placed ByThe Ohio Bicentennial Commission-The Timken Company-The Ohio Historical Society
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Date Added Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 11:32am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 466692 N 4514193
Decimal Degrees40.77805000, -81.39471667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 46.683', W 81° 23.683'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 46' 40.98" N, 81° 23' 40.98" W
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Area Code(s)330
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1800-1898 19th St SW, Canton OH 44706, US
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