Great Inventors of New York's Capital District
For more than a century, New York's Capital District was one of the most industrialized regions in America. Adding to the growth and fame of Capital District engineering were hundreds of gifted inventors, without whom some industries would never have been established. Based on the strength of milestone inventions, Troy became known as the Collar City, Cohoes as the Spindle...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published June 18th 2010 by History Press (SC)
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Timothy Starr, the author of this book, has focused on the local history of his adopted hometown of Saratoga County, NY. This book details not only the Saratoga area, but the greater Capital District of NY. Divided into 9 chapters by subjects such as "Working the land", and "Men of Steel", the book provides brief biographies of nearly four dozen male inventors. These men range from the very famous including Charles Steinmetz to ones who are now very obscure like James Covert. Highly readable the...more