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Henry Marcus Quackenbush
Birth: Apr. 27, 1847
Herkimer
Herkimer County
New York, USA
Death: Sep. 8, 1933

Industrialist. He is best known as the inventor of the extension ladder (1867), the nickel plated, solid steel nutpick and spring-jointed nutcracker (1913). 160 million nutcrackers have been produced since. He founded the H. M. Quackenbush Company in 1871 after quitting his job as a gun maker at Remington Arms in nearby Ilion, New York, to start his own metal working and gun shop. Considered today to be a highly ingenious inventor, engineer and businessman, in order to produce many of his products he also had to invent and make the machines needed to produce those products (he invented a machine to standardize shot size. This allowed his guns, when used with his shot, to function flawlessly. His shot also functioned in most other air guns of the same caliber without malfunctioning). Today, H. M. Quackenbush Inc. and its parent, HMQ Metal Finishing Group LLC, are two of the largest metal finishing and electroplating companies in the Northeast. (bio by: Ron Buchinski) 
 
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 Spouses:
  Emily E Wood Quackenbush (1854 - 1895)*
  Flora Franks Quackenbush (1867 - 1958)*
 
 Children:
  Paul Henry Quackenbush (1879 - 1946)*
  Amy Quackenbush (1886 - 1966)*
  Franks Quackenbush (1899 - 1988)*
  Henry Marcus Quackenbush (1904 - 1910)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oak Hill Cemetery
Herkimer
Herkimer County
New York, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Ron Buchinski
Record added: Aug 01, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9252021
Henry Marcus Quackenbush
Added by: Ron Buchinski
 
Henry Marcus Quackenbush
Added by: Ron Buchinski
 
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- TheMysterian
 Added: Sep. 8, 2012
Henry. I have purchased your journals from 1912-1916. All of your letters regarding your family and your business. You were quite the gentle man regarding your family members. I have truly enjoyed reading the vast journal of letters.
- Margo Clarke
 Added: Feb. 7, 2012
I light a candle for Henry Marcus Quackenbush ...
- Candles
 Added: Jan. 20, 2012
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