West Field, Cyrus; Dowd, Charles Ferdinand; Munger, George Nicholas; Coe, Walter H; Schailer, Reuben; Duryea, J. Frank
Guilford Free Library
1 item (11 typewritten p.)
Pamphlet (11 typewritten p.), reproduced by Madison Historical Society, consisting of an overview of inventors who were born or lived in Madison, Conn., including: Cyrus West Field and the Atlantic cable; Charles Ferdinand Dowd and the invention of standard time; George Nicholas Munger, instrument maker at Yale College and his son George Munger and Alpha Dustless Chalk; Walter H. Coe and the gilding wheel; Reuben Schailer who acquired 17 patents between 1848 and 1873, the most notable of which was the underground scale patented in 1865; J. Frank Duryea and the first American automobile which won the Chicago-Evanston auto race in 1895; and nine other names listed in patent records. Includes photocopy of photograph of J. Frank Duryea and his car from his book America's First Automobile (1942).