1882 Letter Signed with Related Ephemera, From Richard Dudgeon, Patentee and Manufacturer of Improved Hydraulic Jacks, Punches, Steam Hammers, and Patent Roller Tube Expanders, 24 Columbia St., NY Regarding the Resolution of a Bankruptcy and Payments. Americana - 19th Century - Manuscript - Business History - Richard Dudgeon - Hydraulics Pioneer Inventor.
1882 Letter Signed with Related Ephemera, From Richard Dudgeon, Patentee and Manufacturer of Improved Hydraulic Jacks, Punches, Steam Hammers, and Patent Roller Tube Expanders, 24 Columbia St., NY Regarding the Resolution of a Bankruptcy and Payments
1882 Letter Signed with Related Ephemera, From Richard Dudgeon, Patentee and Manufacturer of Improved Hydraulic Jacks, Punches, Steam Hammers, and Patent Roller Tube Expanders, 24 Columbia St., NY Regarding the Resolution of a Bankruptcy and Payments
1882 Letter Signed with Related Ephemera, From Richard Dudgeon, Patentee and Manufacturer of Improved Hydraulic Jacks, Punches, Steam Hammers, and Patent Roller Tube Expanders, 24 Columbia St., NY Regarding the Resolution of a Bankruptcy and Payments
1882 Letter Signed with Related Ephemera, From Richard Dudgeon, Patentee and Manufacturer of Improved Hydraulic Jacks, Punches, Steam Hammers, and Patent Roller Tube Expanders, 24 Columbia St., NY Regarding the Resolution of a Bankruptcy and Payments

1882 Letter Signed with Related Ephemera, From Richard Dudgeon, Patentee and Manufacturer of Improved Hydraulic Jacks, Punches, Steam Hammers, and Patent Roller Tube Expanders, 24 Columbia St., NY Regarding the Resolution of a Bankruptcy and Payments

New York, NY: Not Published, 1882. F. Handwritten letter of two pages, dated Feb. 13th, 1882 on Richard Dudgeon company letterhead, acknowledging payment of a debt:"...Allow me to congratulate you on your ability to accomplish what you have been so earnestly striving to do…I found none who for a moment doubted your sincerity in the matter ...." signed Richard Dudgeon & F. Dettmar, atty. Approx. 5 3/4" x 9" size; (with) (2) checks affixed at side edges, made to the McAnerney & Co. and to Richard Dudgeon (with) a printed sheet dated in ms. 1879. This is a notice regarding the insolvency of John McAnerney and Henry St. George Offutt, the firm of John McAnerney & Co. and its assignment to Bentley D. Hassell for the benefit of the creditors, of which the Richard Dudgeon business was one. Witnessed by Richard Dudgeon & F. Dettmar, attorney and W.E. McDonough, with a small red seal. Old paper tape residue at sides; light wear to all; in very good condition; interesting 19th century business and banking history ephemera. Richard Dudgeon (1819 - 1895) was a Scottish-American mechanic, inventor of the hydraulic jack and a prototype steam carriage, now housed at the Smithsonian; he also proposed a steam-powered aircraft. The business still exists as Richard Dudgeon, Inc. located in Waterbury, Connecticut. Please see Willi H. Hager, Hydraulicians in the USA 1800-2000: A biographical dictionary of leaders in hydraulic engineering and fluid mechanics, CRC Press, 2015 for his biography. Item #26437

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