George Mosher Collection

Double Action Air Hoist Valve Crane - Tinsmith's Cutter Silliker Car Co., Tinsmith's Shear, Full Size Truro Foundry & Machine Co.., Roof Truss Maritime Engineering Co. Ltd., 20 ft. Rotary Mill Kent Lumber Co., Boiler Setting Wrench Design - Invention Wrench Designs (2 types) Improvements in Train Stop - Invention/2 Improvements in Train Stop - Invention
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George Mosher Collection

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  • Architectural drawing
  • Technical drawing

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2019.1.1 to 2019.1.33

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  • 1885 - 1916 (Creation)
    Mosher, George, 1842-1919

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original hand drawn technical and architectural drawings
ink on paper and drafting cloth
various sizes
some encapsulated

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Mechanical Engineer, Draftsman, Patent Attorney
George Mosher was born in Newport Corner, Hants County, NS on August 13, 1842. He married Lucinda Weir in 1885 and had two children Ruth and Eugene.
He was a mechanical engineer, draftsman “all his life” and also a registered Patent Attorney. He often drew the inventions of his clients and then applied for patents both in the United States and Canada. Although most of his educational history is unknown, he did receive a Diploma in Mechanical Drawing from the Boston Public Schools Free Evening Industrial Drawing Program which he attended for two years (1883 and 1884).
He built a new home in Truro in 1890 at 77 King Street which was Gothic Revival in style and he used the front facing tower as a draftsman’s shop.
He was a Presbyterian and is buried in the Robie Street Cemetery, Truro, NS.

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A collection of 33 original hand drawn inventions, technical and architectural plans for a variety of applications and clients.

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High resolution images are available for many drawings. Contact CHS

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