Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Winterthur, DE 19735
1 folder (19 items)
Thomas Yates was a carriage maker, blacksmith, justice of the peace, and postmaster from Factoryville, Barton, and Waverly, Tioga County, NY, during the middle of the 19th century. For some time he was in business with Charles H. Payson. Collection contains items relating to the blacksmith and carriage making business of Thomas Yates between 1844-1854. Manuscripts include articles of agreement, apprenticeship agreements, labor contracts, and bills, as well as a letter from Yates in reply to an order for a wagon. Yates applied for several patents, but apparently was rejected; however, he was granted permission to make products following Solomon Goddard's patent for carriages and Parker's patent for airtight cases. An illustrated patent of Joseph Enders carriage springs is also included.