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Inventors and inventions.

Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Anita Buchanan Speers, Historian, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1338
Overview Correspondence, typescripts, notes, clippings, photographs, and printed material of a local historian and promoter of patriotic societies from Berkeley Springs. Many of the papers pertain to the local history of the eastern panhandle. Subjects include the town of Bath (Berkeley Springs); James Rumsey; George Washington; Porte Crayon (David Hunter Strother); Washington Bicentennial; National Flag Day; D.A.R.; and American Indian Day. One of the clippings scrapbooks includes a photo of West...
Dates: ca. 1916-1957

Carl B. Allen Papers Regarding Early Aviation

Collection Number: A&M 2252
Overview Correspondence, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, documents, photographs and other papers of Carl B. Allen, Army Air Corps officer, aviator, and newspaper writer. Subjects include the development of the Autogiro, 1930; air mail, 1933-1935; the Howell Inquiry, 1934-1937; the Army and aviation, 1934-1936; aviation achievements, 1934-1937; George W. Carver's work at Tuskegee; South American round trip, 1936; first trans-Pacific flight, 1936; Amelia Earhart; the Ford Air Tour, 1926-1927; America...
Dates: 1918-1971

Graham H. Hamrick, Farmer and Inventor, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 3091

The correspondence and legal papers of a Barbour County farmer and inventor. Hamrick discovered, patented and marketed an embalming fluid using conveniently available, non-poisonous chemicals which made the practice of undertaking safer and less costly. He also developed improved methods of food preservation, particularly "in the manufacture and preservation of butter."

Dates: 1867-1905

Hugh Sayre, Collector, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 2436
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, miscellaneous family papers, nineteenth century school records, ledgers, bank books, and memorabilia of Hugh F. Sayre and family of Parkersburg, Reedy, St. Marys and West Creek, West Virginia. Some material relates to oil and gas leases on the Sayre family farm and Sayre's invention of a scientific alphabet called EBDECORD.

Dates: 1872-1927, 1953

Milton R. Yarger, Inventor, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 4279

Papers of inventor Milton R. Yarger, who lived and worked in Morgantown, West Virginia. Includes copies of Yarger's patents, correspondence, photographs, and documentation of his work (including plans, sketches, development costs), among other material. See "Scope and Contents" note for further detail.

Dates: 1934-1962