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Reuben Moffat Correspondence, 1852

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Creator:
Moffat, Reuben
Collector:
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Physical description:
0.15 cu. ft. : 1 box
Type:
Drawings
Collection descriptions
Correspondence
Date:
1852
19th century
1850-1860
Notes:
Reuben Moffat of Brooklyn, New York, was an inventor seeking to obtain a patent for an "electric gold washer and magnetic separator", which he developed in the years following the Gold Rush. Whether this patent was ever obtained is not discernable from the papers in the collection.
Summary:
Personal correspondence with Moffat's family members on the subject of family matters and of his invention of an electric and magnetic gold amalgamator and washer.
Cite as:
Reuben Moffat Papers, 1852, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Gold mines and mining
Inventors
Inventions
Local number:
2007.3163 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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