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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. Touch 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); The Potato Blight - Its Origin (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lorenzo L. Langstroth (about 500 feet away); Ireland's Past - A Prelude to Disaster (about 500 feet away); Starvation (about 500 feet away); An Gorta Mór - Ireland's Great Hunger (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map 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 Franklin’s Junto, Treasurer of Philadelphia city and county, Scientist. (Submitted on January 1, 2012.) 
 
Categories. Notable PersonsScience & Medicine
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 1, 2012, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 484 times since then and 40 times this year. Last updated on January 1, 2012, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 1, 2012, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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