William Austin Burt (1792 - 1858)

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Birthplace: Petersham, Massachusetts
Death: Died in Detroit, Michigan
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William Austin Burt (June 13, 1792 – August 18, 1858) was an American inventor, legislator, surveyor, and millwright. He was the inventor, maker and patentee of the first typewriter constructed in America. He is referred to as the "Father of the typewriter." Burt also invented the first workable solar compass, a solar use surveying instrument, and the equatorial sextant, a precision navigational aid to determine with one observation the location of a ship at sea.

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1792
June 13, 1792
Petersham, Massachusetts
1813
July 4, 1813
Age 21
Erie County, New York
1819
1819
Age 26
1858
August 15, 1858
Age 66
Detroit, Michigan