Othniel W. Edson (1818 - 1861)

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Death: Died in Albany, NY, USA
Occupation: farmer and manufacturer
Managed by: Michael Reid Delahunt, art teacher & lexicographer
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About Othniel W. Edson

US Patent Office records show that US Pat. 14308 was issued to inventor Othniel W. Edson, of Troy, New York, on Feb 26, 1856 for "Improvement in Machinery for Making Shirt-Collars."

The principal patent document asserts,

"Be it known that I, Othniel W. Edson, of Troy, in the county of Rensselaer and state of New York, have invented a new and useful Machine for Turning in the Raw Edges of Shirt-Collars, &c., Preparatory to Stitching; and I do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description of the construction and operation of the same, reference being had to the annexed drawings, making a part of this specification, in which— Figure 1 is an isometrical drawing of said machine; Fig. 2, a longtitudinal section; Fig. 3, a plan of the lower parts of the machine; Figs. 4 and 5, enlarged longtitudinal partial sections; Fig. 6, an enlarged transverse section...."

Source: Downloaded September, 2011 from patents.google.com

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Othniel W. Edson's Timeline

January 7, 1818
September 6, 1842
Age 24
Rockingham, VT, USA
July 17, 1843
Age 25
Troy, NY, USA
August 15, 1848
Age 30
Chester, VT, USA
October 2, 1860
Age 42
Troy, NY, USA
March 5, 1861
Age 43
Albany, NY, USA
August 29, 1861
Age 43
Troy, NY, USA