Newark in Essex County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
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.
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 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.)
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