Charles Michael Higgins

Charles Michael Higgins

Birth
Ireland
Death 1929 (aged 74–75)
Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Plot Behind statue "The Alter of Liberty".
Memorial ID 18013120 · View Source
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Charles was born in Leitram, Ireland in 1854. He moved to America in 1860, and received a patent for a screw pegging machine in 1875. He obtained a job with the Scientific News as a patent solicitor and reportedly made experiments with inks in his sister's kitchen in New York. Here he is said to have invented the Higgins India Ink and his Eternal Black Ink. In 1880 he formed a company to sell and distribute the ink. The ink soon became the universal one used around the world. The business was hugely successful and was ultimately purchased by Sanford Ink, who owns it today.


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The inventor of India Ink.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Tony Cossean
  • Added: 21 Feb 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18013120
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Michael Higgins (1854–1929), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18013120, citing Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .