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Whitcomb L. Judson
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Birth: Mar. 7, 1846
New York, USA
Death: Dec. 7, 1909
Muskegon
Muskegon County
Michigan, USA

Famous inventor: Known mostly for the creation of the
zipper - U.S. Patents 504,037 & 504,038 on August
29. 1893.

He had numerous other U.S. Patents. Among them are:
- 420,878 on February 4, 1890 for a "Reheating Device for Compressed Air" (Assignor to the "Judson Pneumatic Street Railway Company".)
- 464,615 on December 8, 1891 for a "Street-Railway"
- 689,887 on December 31, 1901 for a "Reversible Clutch"
- 699,760 on May 13, 1902 for a "Chain-Making Machine"
- 700,333 on May 20, 1902 for a "Tread for Wheels"

Buried on December 8, 1909.

He and his wife Annie were the parents of the famous industrialist Ross Whitcomb Judson (Died in Dade County, Florida on March 11, 1946). In 1903, Ross and his brother-in-law, Arthur Tobin, founded Continental Motors. In 1905, they moved the company to Muskegon, Michigan.

The source of Whitcomb's parentage of Ross, is the 1900 Federal Census. Arthur Tobin and his family were also living with Whitcomb & Annie at 3643 Indiana Avenue, Chicago. Whitcomb's occupation is listed as Machine Designer.

He died at 181 Pine Street. (Source: Death Certificate)

I used the birthdate listed on his Death Certificate. The informant was his son, Ross W. Judson. A birth year of 1844 is listed on the 1900 Federal Census. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Annie Martin Judson (1846 - 1916)
 
Burial:
Oakwood Cemetery
Muskegon
Muskegon County
Michigan, USA
Plot: Lot 4 - Block 24 - Range 16
 
Created by: NWO
Record added: Sep 15, 2007
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Whitcomb L. Judson
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Just read about you today. Thanks for inventing the zipper.
- Linda Hubbard
 Added: Dec. 7, 2016

- Sonia Sanchez Galarza
 Added: Aug. 30, 2015

- K. Williams
 Added: May. 20, 2014
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