The Photo Request has been fulfilled.

 
 John Wesley Hyatt

John Wesley Hyatt

Birth
Starkey, Yates County, New York, USA
Death 10 May 1920 (aged 82)
Short Hills, Essex County, New Jersey, USA
Burial Chatham, Morris County, New Jersey, USA
Memorial ID 4898 · View Source
Suggest Edits

Scientist, He invented celluloid while trying to win a contest to create inexpensive billiard balls. He didn't win the contest, but his invention was used for many applications, most notably for movie film.


Family Members

Parents
Half Siblings

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

How famous was John Wesley Hyatt?

Current rating:

26 votes

Sign-in to cast your vote.

  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 21 Mar 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 4898
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Wesley Hyatt (28 Nov 1837–10 May 1920), Find A Grave Memorial no. 4898, citing Fair Mount Cemetery, Chatham, Morris County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .