Thursday, January 16, 2014

These Artificial Legs Seemed to be a Jewett Family Thing

I have come across the name Jewett twice in following up on the Fort Fisher anniversary medicine commemoration. Two men with the last name Jewett have patents for artificial legs within five years of each other. //// BENJAMIN JEWETT had the first patent #29494 in 1860. Then GEORGE JEWETT received his patent on August 22, 1865. //// I have to wonder if these men were related? Did one work for the other and take trade secrets with him when he left? Were there lawsuits? I am unable to find out any more information on it. //// --Old Secesh

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