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Thomas Savery's patents for papermaking machine

1868-1906
 Collection
Accession: 0776

Abstract

Thomas H. Savery (1837-1910) was president of Pusey, Jones and Company, a ship builder and manufacturer of papermaking machinery in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This collection is two volumes of Savery's original and published patents issued to him for papermaking machinery dating between 1868 and 1906.

Dates

  • 1868-1906

Creator

Extent

2 volume(s)

Biographical Note

Thomas H. Savery (1837-1910) was president of Pusey, Jones and Company, a ship builder and manufacturer of papermaking machinery in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Savery was born on May 31, 1837 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After attending the Friends Select School and the Westtown Boarding School in Chester County, he then became apprentice machinist at William Sellers & Company of Philadelphia.

In 1864 Savery became shop foreman for Pusey, Jones & Company, in Wilmington, Delaware. In 1874 when the company was on the verge of bankruptcy he was named general manager, chief operating officer, and vice president. He later became president.

During the 1880s and 1890s Savery became more interested in the production of paper and wood pulp. He patented several paperpmaking machines which were widely used, and Pusey & Jones became a leader in the industry. He retired from Pusey & Jones in 1907 and died three years later.

Scope and Contents

This collection is two volumes of Savery's original and published patents issued for papermaking machinery dating between 1868 and 1906.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Related Materials

Thomas H. Savery patent papers (Accession 1160), Manuscripts and Archives Department, Hagley Museum and Library.

Language of Materials

English


Additional Information

Related Names

Creator

Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
Thomas Savery's patents for papermaking machine
Status:
Author:
John Beverley Riggs
Date:
1970
Description rules:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description:
English
Script of description:
Latin

Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

Contact:
PO Box 3630
Wilmington Delaware 19807 USA
302-658-2400