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Jenks, Alfred, 1793-1854

Existence: 1793-1854
 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1793-1854

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Barton H. Jenks papers

 Collection
Identifier: 1852
Abstract: The Jenks family produced talented inventors over many generations. Between the 1820s and the 1870s the family businesses were the leading cotton textile machine builders in Pennsylvania. During the Civil War, the firm operated a rifle factory as part of the Union war effort. The collection consist of a series of fragments handed down in the Jenks family related to several of their business ventures.
Dates: 1830-1910