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 Henry Marcus Quackenbush

Henry Marcus Quackenbush

Birth
Herkimer, Herkimer County, New York, USA
Death 8 Sep 1933 (aged 86)
Herkimer, Herkimer County, New York, USA
Burial Herkimer, Herkimer County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 9252021 · View Source
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Industrialist. He is best known as the inventor of the extension ladder (1867), the nickel plated, solid steel nutpick and spring-jointed nutcracker (1913). 160 million nutcrackers have been produced since. He founded the H. M. Quackenbush Company in 1871 after quitting his job as a gun maker at Remington Arms in nearby Ilion, New York, to start his own metal working and gun shop. Considered today to be a highly ingenious inventor, engineer and businessman, in order to produce many of his products he also had to invent and make the machines needed to produce those products (he invented a machine to standardize shot size. This allowed his guns, when used with his shot, to function flawlessly. His shot also functioned in most other air guns of the same caliber without malfunctioning). Today, H. M. Quackenbush Inc. and its parent, HMQ Metal Finishing Group LLC, are two of the largest metal finishing and electroplating companies in the Northeast.

Bio by: Ron Buchinski


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Ron Buchinski
  • Added: 1 Aug 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9252021
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Marcus Quackenbush (27 Apr 1847–8 Sep 1933), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9252021, citing Oak Hill Cemetery, Herkimer, Herkimer County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .