Joshua Pusey

Joshua Pusey (HM1D4M)

Location: Media, PA 19063 Delaware County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 55.441', W 75° 26.611'

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— Inventor of the paper matchbook —

In 1892, inventor Pusey received a U.S. patent for the paper matchbook. Three years later he sold his patent to the Diamond Match Company, and soon millions of matchbooks were being produced each year. A Civil War veteran and longtime Philadelphia attorney, Pusey was awarded nearly 40 patents during his life. Descendant of an old Quaker family, he lived here at "Maple Linden" after 1889.
HM NumberHM1D4M
Year Placed1993
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
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Date Added Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 8:09am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 462099 N 4419418
Decimal Degrees39.92401667, -75.44351667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 55.441', W 75° 26.611'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 55' 26.46" N, 75° 26' 36.66" W
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Area Code(s)484, 610
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 455-475 Middletown Rd, Media PA 19063, US
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