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Object ID RG0869.AM
Collection RG0869 Curtis, Charles, 1836-1917
Object Name Personal papers
Extent of Description 2 items
Title Charles Curtis patents
Dates of Creation 1868; 1887
Year Range from 1868
Year Range to 1887
Admin/Biographical History Born in Sweden on May 10, 1836, Charles Curtis emigrated to the United States in 1863. He took up residence at Galesburg, Illinois, and soon married Mary Caroline Johnson. The family moved to Nebraska in 1880, settling on a farm near Minden. Curtis worked as a blacksmith most of his life. His wife died in 1884. Charles Curtis died on May 6, 1917, and was buried at the Bethany Cemetery at Axtell, Nebraska.
Scope & Content The collection consists of two original patent letters for Charles Curtis, who lived in Galesburg, Illinois, and Minden, Nebraska. An 1868 patent (#82,387) was for improvement on a combined seed sower and harrow; the other, 1887 (#361,210), was for a sulky plow. Both patents give designs/plans for the farm machinery. Joseph W. Gilman also received the sulky plow patent.
Creator Curtis, Charles, 1836-1917
Other Creators Gilman, Joseph W., 1843-1912
Subjects Patents
Patent drawings
Agricultural machinery & implements
People Curtis, Charles, 1836-1917
Gilman, Joseph W., 1843-1912
Search Terms Patents
Farm equipment -- Designs and plans
Agricultural machinery -- Designs and plans