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Philip Syng, Jr.

(1793–1789)

 
 
Philip Syng, Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 14, 2010
1. Philip Syng, Jr. Marker
Inscription. Near here, silversmith Philip Syng, Jr. created the inkstand used to sign the Declaration and Constitution at Independence Hall. With Benjamin Franklin, took part in experiments in electricity; founded institutions like the American Philosophical Society.
 
Erected 2003 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 56.956′ N, 75° 8.525′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on South Front Street just south of Market Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14 South Front Street, Philadelphia PA 19106, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. London Coffee House (within shouting distance of this marker); Tamanend (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert Aitken (1734-1802) (within shouting distance of this marker); Lorenzo L. Langstroth (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); History of Scotland (about 600 feet away); St. Andrew's Society of Philadelphia (about 700 feet away); Pennsylvania Abolition Society (about 700 feet away); Christ Church (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Related marker.
Philip Syng, Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 14, 2010
2. Philip Syng, Jr. Marker
Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. It is to a marker at Philosphical Hall a few blocks away on 4th Street.
 
Also see . . .  Philip Syng (1703–1789). Founder and trustee of the University of Pennsylvania. Silversmith, Member of Benjamin Franklinís Junto, Treasurer of Philadelphia city and county, Scientist. (Submitted on January 1, 2012.) 
 
Categories. Notable PersonsScience & Medicine
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 472 times since then and 28 times this year. Last updated on , by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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