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Canton in Stark County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Inventor Henry Timken

 
 
Inventor Henry Timken Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, July 17, 2013
1. Inventor Henry Timken Marker
Inscription.  Born near Bremen, Germany, carriage builder Henry Timken (1831-1909) designed significant improvements in roller bearings-fundamental machine components that minimize friction between moving and stationary parts. His patented (1898) tapered roller bearings improved on ball bearings by controlling heavy side loads generated by steered axies, and thus became key components of modern vehicle design. Established in St. Louis in 1899, the Timken Roller Bearing Axle Company moved to Canton in 1901 and quickly became one of Ohio’s industrial leaders, manufacturing roller bearings for automotive, railroad and many industrial uses. In 1998 Henry Timken was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.
 
Erected 2003 by The Ohio Bicentennial Commission-The Timken Company-The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 12-76.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1899.
 
Location. 40° 46.683′ 
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N, 81° 23.683′ W. Marker is in Canton, Ohio, in Stark County. Marker is on 19th Street SW east of Deueber Avenue S W. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Canton OH 44706, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Johnny Appleseed (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Saxton House (approx. 1.6 miles away); Carnegie Library (approx. 1.6 miles away); Birth of the NFL (approx. 1.7 miles away); The National Football League Was Born Here on September 17, 1920 (approx. 1.7 miles away); Ralph Hay / Jim Thorp (approx. 1.7 miles away); Christ Presbyterian Church (approx. 1.7 miles away); Timken Vocational High School (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Canton.
 
Inventor Henry Timken Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, July 17, 2013
2. Inventor Henry Timken Marker
Photo of the marker under the walk-way
Inventor Henry Timken Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, July 17, 2013
3. Inventor Henry Timken Marker
Photo of the entrance to the executive building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 8, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 638 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 8, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.

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