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 Walter Hunt

Walter Hunt

Birth
Martinsburg, Lewis County, New York, USA
Death 8 Jun 1859 (aged 62)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Plot Section H, Lot 17089
Memorial ID 1422 · View Source
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Inventor. Born in Martinsburg, New York, he was a mechanic whom created many practical things, as well as a few unusual ones. Among his many inventions, he is best known for creating the safety pin and making the first workable sewing machine. He also invented a machine to make rope, a grindstone to sharpen knives and a device for spinning wool and cotton. He continued to work on his inventions until his death.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 1422
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Walter Hunt (29 Jul 1796–8 Jun 1859), Find A Grave Memorial no. 1422, citing Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .