Seth Boyden

(November 17, 1788 – March 31, 1870)


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November 7, 1909 - Newark Celebrates Boyden

Boyden perfected the process for making patent leather, created malleable iron, invented a nail-making machine, and built his own steamboat. He is also credited with having invented a cut off switch for steam engines and a method for producing zinc from ore.

From Official Guide & Manual of the 250th Anniversary Celebration 1916:

Inverntor of patent leather and malleable iron; factory rear of 30 Orange Street.