William Sellers and Company

William Sellers (September 19, 1824 – January 24, 1905) was a mechanical engineer, manufacturer, businessperson, and inventor who filed more than 90 patents, most notably the design for the United States standard screw thread. As president of the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvani...

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Main Author: William Sellers, 1824-1905 (Creator)
Collection:Historical Society of Pennsylvania print collection (#V89)
Dimensions:26.4 x 19.4 cm
Location:16th and Hamilton Streets Philadelphia, PA
Box Number:Box 56
Folder Number:Folder 1
Format: Electronic
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Online Access:https://digitallibrary.hsp.org/index.php/Detail/objects/13429
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title William Sellers and Company
spellingShingle William Sellers and Company
William Sellers, 1824-1905
William Sellers & Co. (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Machine-tools
Franklin Institute
American Philosophical Society
Centennial Exhibition (1876 : Philadelphia, Pa.)
Sellers, William, 1824-1905
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description William Sellers (September 19, 1824 &ndash; January 24, 1905) was a mechanical engineer, manufacturer, businessperson, and inventor who filed more than 90 patents, most notably the design for the United States standard screw thread. As president of the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Sellers proposed the adoption of a system of screw threads which was easier for ordinary mechanics and machinists to cut than a similar design by Joseph Whitworth. For many years, he led the machine tool firm of William Sellers & Co., which was a very influential machine tool builder during the latter half of the 19th century.<br /> <br /> This online record contains two images of one item from folder 1.
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LCSH: Franklin Institute
LCSH: American Philosophical Society
LCSH: Centennial Exhibition (1876 : Philadelphia, Pa.)
LCSH: Sellers, William, 1824-1905
topic William Sellers & Co. (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Machine-tools
Franklin Institute
American Philosophical Society
Centennial Exhibition (1876 : Philadelphia, Pa.)
Sellers, William, 1824-1905
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