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Seth Boyden

 
 
Seth Boyden image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 5, 2007
1. Seth Boyden
Inscription. Born Nov. 17, 1788 Foxborough, Mass.
Died March 31 1870 Hilton, N.J.

Pioneer in mechanics : Benefactor of industry : Loved work that his fellow man might be benefited : A modest, helpful citizen of Newark: An inspiring example for young and old : His inventive faculty led him far afield into art, physics, chemistry, horticulture and botany.

Achievements
1810     Nail and brad making machines
1816     Leather splitting machinery
1819     Patent leather
1826     Malleable iron
1837     Locomotive for Morris & Essex R.R.
1843     Steam engine cut-off
1844     Reduction of zinc ores
1855     Developed Hilton strawberries
1868     Orodide metal
1868     Machine to form hat bodies

Produced the first daguerreotype in this country.
Aided Morse in developing telegraphy

“Seth Boyden was one of America’s greatest inventors” – Thomas A. Edison

Tablet erected November 17, 1890
 
Erected 1890 by Board of Trade and the Schubert Society.
 
Location. 40° 44.592′ N, 74° 10.209′ W. Marker is in Newark, New Jersey, in Essex County
Seth Boyden Statue image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 5, 2008
2. Seth Boyden Statue
The Seth Boyden Statue is one of the oldest in Newark. The plaque lists facts about his life and some of his more famous inventions.
. Marker is on Broad Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Monument is in the middle of Newark's Washington Park. Marker is in this post office area: Newark NJ 07102, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Christopher Columbus (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Seth Boyden (within shouting distance of this marker); Line of March of Washington’s Army (within shouting distance of this marker); The First Academy in Newark (within shouting distance of this marker); Perfect Vehicles 1988-90 (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Donald T. Dust Home (about 500 feet away); The 19th Century Italianate Town House (about 500 feet away); Newark & Washington Park in the 19th Century (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newark.
 
Also see . . .
1. Seth Boyden Statue. (Submitted on April 7, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Discovery of the Boyden Daguerreotype and Camera. (Submitted on April 7, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable PersonsScience & Medicine
 
Closeup of Boyden Statue image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 5, 2008
3. Closeup of Boyden Statue
This may be the first statue in the United States of a workingman.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 7, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,357 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 7, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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