12 August 2015

On This Day: Quarryville man obtains patent


Quarryville resident J.M. Witmer obtained a patent On This Day in 1880. The patent is for an improvement in telegraph keys. The improvement will prevent the frequent disconnections between the office and the main wire.

Quarryville is located in Southern Lancaster County.

Source:
Lancaster Daily Intelligencer. (Lancaster, PA), 12 August 1880. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Library of Congress.  

 

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