Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Winterthur, DE 19735
2 v. 33 leaves
Whittemore was an inventor and manufacturer of Cambridge, MA. After attending public school he became apprentice to a gunsmith. He was noted for his patented inventions which included a machine for cutting nails, a loom for weaving duck, a form of a mechanical ship’s log, and several machines which made cotton and wool cards. The account books include one for personal expenses and lists items and prices. The other volume is a daybook that records Whittemore’s business activities of repairing, painting, and making wagons, chaises, sleighs, and harnesses.