25 April 2015

On This Day: Lancaster man granted patent

A Lancaster City man was granted a patent for a painting compound On This Day in 1881. The painting compound can be used on roofs, fences, and such. The paint will not crack. George W. Hawthorn secured the patent through Wm. R. Gerhart, a solicitor of patents.


Lancaster daily intelligencer. (Lancaster, Pa.), 25 April 1881. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Library of Congress.  


On This Day is a prompt I started this month to further explore historical events.

© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.