Seth Boyden

Seth Boyden (HM48F)

Location: Newark, NJ 07102 Essex County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 44.592', W 74° 10.209'

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Born Nov. 17, 1788 Foxborough, Mass.
Died March 31 1870 Hilton, N.J.

Pioneer in mechanics : Benefactor of industry : Loved work that his fellow man might be benefited : A modest, helpful citizen of Newark: An inspiring example for young and old : His inventive faculty led him far afield into art, physics, chemistry, horticulture and botany.

1810 ? ? Nail and brad making machines
1816     Leather splitting machinery
1819     Patent leather
1826     Malleable iron
1837     Locomotive for Morris & Essex R.R.
1843     Steam engine cut-off
1844     Reduction of zinc ores
1855     Developed Hilton strawberries
1868     Orodide metal
1868     Machine to form hat bodies

Produced the first daguerreotype in this country.
Aided Morse in developing telegraphy

"Seth Boyden was one of America's greatest inventors" - Thomas A. Edison

Tablet erected November 17, 1890
HM NumberHM48F
Year Placed1890
Placed ByBoard of Trade and the Schubert Society
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Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 8:30pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 570062 N 4510581
Decimal Degrees40.74320000, -74.17015000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 44.592', W 74° 10.209'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 44' 35.52" N, 74° 10' 12.54" W
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Area Code(s)973, 201, 862
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 19901-19999 Soulsbyville Rd, Newark NJ 07102, US
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