Hart, John Smith

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Hart, John Smith

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John Smith Hart was born in 1874 at Port Hood, Nova Scotia. He married and had three sons: Lew, Lee and Lorne. For many years he operated a general store, which was founded by his father, at Port Hood. He left Port Hood for several years to seek gold in the Klondike. When he returned to Port Hood, Hart began raising silver foxes and patented a number of inventions. Some of his inventions included a device for preserving fishermen's bait, diving suits, automatic railroad crossing signals, a windmill for sawing wood, and a plane that would eject the passenger if it was hit by a bomb. Hart died in 1964.


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Hart Family (1847 - 1964)

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