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Hiram Moore Collection

Creator:
Lyon, Lucius, 1800-1851  Search this
Moore, Hiram, 1801-1875  Search this
Names:
Hascall, John  Search this
Extent:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Black-and-white photographs
Clippings
Letters (correspondence)
Promissory notes
Receipts
Date:
1835-1932
bulk 1835-1850
Summary:
The collection documents Hiram Moore's invention of a harvesting machine.
Content Description:
The collection consists mostly of letters, but also includes legal documents, promissory notes, receipts, and other documents, relating to a harvesting machine invented by Moore, at the suggestion of his neighbor, lawyer John Hascall. There are some later letters regarding the disposition of Moore's letters, and clippings regarding a monument erected to Moore in Michigan and his invention.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged into one series.
Biographical / Historical:
In 1834, Hiram Moore built and put into practical use the first successful grain combined harvester named Thresher which was patented in June 28, 1836 (US Patent: 9,793X).
Provenance:
Immediate source of acquisition unknown.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Agriculture  Search this
Agricultural machinery  Search this
Harvesting machinery  Search this
Inventions -- 19th century  Search this
Inventors -- 19th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white photographs
Clippings -- 1930-1950
Letters (correspondence) -- 19th century
Letters (correspondence) -- 1920-1930
Promissory notes
Receipts -- 19th century
Citation:
Hiram Moore Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1429
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Hiram Moore Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep85309eb54-5f23-47da-a4e6-0923b2e66e0f
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1429

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