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 Walter Hunt

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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 17081
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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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 31 Dec 2000
  • Find a Grave Memorial 1422
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/1422/walter-hunt : accessed ), memorial page for Walter Hunt (29 Jul 1796–8 Jun 1859), Find a Grave Memorial ID 1422, citing Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .