The Brooklyn Daily Eagle from Brooklyn, New York on September 19, 1920 · Page 6
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The Brooklyn Daily Eagle from Brooklyn, New York · Page 6

Brooklyn, New York
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Sunday, September 19, 1920
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THE BROOKLYN DAILY EAGLE. NEW YORK, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1920. BURT'S NAME URGED FOR HALL OF FAME the Hall of Fame as an inventor the name of "Tho Father of the Typewriter," William Austin Burt. President Davis nominated Mr. Burt in these terms: "William Austin Burt, who was born in Petersham, Mass., in 1792, resided in this State from 1798 to 1 824, when he moved to Michigan, where he died at Detroit in 1853. Others will undoubtedly bring to attention the Importance to mankind of his Inventions known as the solar compass for surveying on land and tho equatorial sextant for navigation at sea. but wc prefer to urge tho recognition he deserves as 'The Father of the Typewriter.' " "The Typographer, as William Austin Burt of Detroit called the first going typewriter ninety years ago last summer," says Mr. Davies, "was so aptly designated that for the following forty-five years writing machines were generally given this namo by their inventors. During tbe forty-five years, from 1874 to 1919, this name gave way to The Type Writer' as a name for a writing machine with the name hyphenated until the eighties when William Ozmun Wyckoft, the president of our association in 1886 and founder of the Remington Typewriter Company, mado the compound name so well known that the public accepted the word uhyphenated as we have lt today. "Four classes of typewriters . hnve thus far been recognized by the United States Patent Office: The first of all was an index-wheel machine by William Austin Burt qn July 23, 1829: the first bar machine wus by John B. Fairbanks, Sept. 17, 1850; the first plate machine by Oliver T. Eddy, on Nov. 12, 1850, and thai first key-wheel machine by John Pratt on Aug. 11, 1868. "A complete working model of 'The Typographer! was lu the model room of the Patent Ollice from 1829 until the fire of Dec. 15, 18S6, destroyed all the models and putenta in the Patent Office. "Tho only complete public collection pf typewriter patents today seems to be the one in the Patent Ollire at Washington. This collection includes the W. A. Burt patent of July 23, 1829. The original letters patent granted to William Austin Burt for his 'Typographer,' done on parchment, has been uintcrruptedly In the possession of the inventor or his heirs. Ab might be expected from one of tho ablest civil engineers of his day, the plans and specifications riled by Mr. Hurt with his claim and made part of the patent are so complete that working from ' as the head of the family. loiter when he moved to Maine, he placed the ma. ' chine and the original letters patent in the care of his daughter, Mrs., Howard Corning, 3'.3 State '., Bangor, S Me., who now has them. The replica j is in the Smithsonian Institution. "Favorable action by the beard J electors on the nomination of William j Austin Burt will for all time serve the two-fold purpose of recognizing' his leadershp among typewriter in- f ventors and of ensuring worldwide recognition of the priority of Airier- ( lean inventors in the great field of i typewriting machines." i mem any competent mechanic can build a working replica. 'In 1892 tbe I". S. Patent Office decided to present as its contribution to the Columbian Kxposltion models of all the great American inventions from the beginning. They soon located Austin Burt, a great-grandson of the inventor, then a student of engineering in the University of Minnesota. Working from the parchment copy of the original patent and other family papers, he readily produced a perfect replica, and on April 1, 1893. wrote a letter on the machine. "When the fair closed, the Patent Office exhibit was returned to the model room tn Washington. There the replica of The Typogrupher' remained until 1903. when it was decided to discontinue the model room. The machine was Bhlpped on July 15, 1903, to Hiram A. Burt of Marquette, Mich., 1 ui; valued paid immediately. , stubli.-hiMl 1-Ihvch yia-'B a:i rnh luiy.-r s uf iliiincuKlH niul tlirmumd KjtiW dry from tstatew, individuals uml liUJilta. tiuliuble e-rvicv without charge hy certified expert appraisers. josi:rii vooivoi;tii wekks Diamond lealrr Ink'- ili'xator to floor. fimm i! THKKi: MAIIIKX I-AN1C t State Shorthand Reporters As sociation Nominates Inventor of Typewriter. Every five years new names may be inscribed .on the tablets in the Hall of Kami fit New Yovk fniversity. The nominations for l'J20 closed on Way 1. The electors who are In charge must decide by Oct. 1. This year the executives of the New York State Short-hand Reporters Association have decided to nominate for placement In N. J. DKNTIST A Sl ICIDE. Hartford, Conn., Sept. 18 Dr. David S Oolstc'n, 28. a dentist, of Metuchen, N. J., and during army service a lieu- ' tenant, killed himself by shooting at ' his sister's home here today. He had , been mentally depressed, according to the family. PERRY OH HUNGER STRIKE FOUR YEARS Tg3! g?t!!Brg,iSsr' I KM Insane Convict in Dannemora Prison Was Fed Forcibly and Gained Weight. Terence MacSwiney. Lord Mayor of Cork, may bo attracting wider attention through His hunger strike against the British Government In Brixton gaol, but his effort, which is no-.v in its SSlh day, is comparatively insignificant compared with the four-year fast that olivtr Curtis Terry maintained because he disapproved of til.' bill of far.: meted out at Panne-mora prison to criminally insane, convicts. Tube feed ins lieP n!m "I've. J'erry i:U(i:'Htd to rvl the express ca- on a New York Central train near Lyons, N. Y., in 1802. He eluded his pursuers for a time by running away wiih a locomotive standing on a siding at the Lyons station, but was finally captured mi 1'tb, 21, 1892, and sentenced to Incarceration in Matteawan. from whence he escaped in Maicli. 1895. He was recaptured and sent to Auburn, latfr being returned to llatteawan, where he became a storm center, icvealirii' to a New York reporter indescribable cruelties which had been practised up"ti him l-y vicious Keepers. J'erry made repeated efforts to put out his eyes, aiming to win back the sympathy of his lamily, which had iis- uv, Md him, loilcwing the epi.-jde of me s-toion e "ginc Although he was an incorrigible egotist, and it was alleged that ho merely sought to create another newspaper sensation, he rigged up a machine which, when strapped over hi eyes, drove needle points into his , eyeballs, blinding him totally. It was his sixth attempt. Smile years later, blind and dangerously insane, he was removed to Dannemora Hospital for the Criminal Insane. There he argued with his keepers that if he was insane he was entitled to better prison fare than an ordinary convict. On Nov. 19, 1903, he declared he would never take a mouthful of food in Dannemora and went on his hunger strike. ' H rai'idly sank into a comatose state, in which he was kept alive by feeding through a tube. When he revived, he refused to change his plans, and for four years was fed through a tube. During that time he ripped off his prison garments anil wrapped himself in a bed sheet, declaring he would never wear a stitch of clothing until he was freed. And so Perry lived on. His weight increased to 200 pounds. He grew robust and hearty. He was a living puzzle and delight to the prison doctors and a constant source of inspiration for magazine writers. At the end of the four years, no pardon having come through, and realiz-' lng the failure of his attempt to win sympathy from friends and the public, Perry surrendered. But he was soon on hunger strike again and kept it up at intervals for a long time. Not until 1912 did Perry consent to wear clothes again. He spent his time from then on composing verse which his keepers, who acted as his secretaries, declared were execrable. He had started out on his eccentric prison career to convince his wardens that he was perfectly sane, but wound up by becoming convinced himself that he was off balance. CENTRAL Y. M. C. A. EVENTS At Central Branch, Y. M. C. A., this afternoon at 4 o'clock, H. A. Aguillng, who ha served as a Y. M. C. A. secretary in the Philippines, will speak at tho Men's Foyer meeting on "From Savagery to Civilization." Tomorrow evening in the auditorium Charles B. Couchman, C. P. A., will deliver the opening address of the School of Accountancy. Wednesday evening the first concert of the Central Orchestra will be given. One of the largest classes of new members in the history of Central will receive membership cards at the dinner for new members on Thursday evening at 6:30. At 9 Dr. A. A. Pfanstiel will deliver the second of a series of five lectures on "Our Pilgrim Fathers," or "The First Emigration to Holland." CAPTURES TURKISH TOWN Constantinople, Sept. 15 Ada-Bazar, twenty-three miles east of Ismid, has captured by Orpco-British troops after sharp skirmishing. Maj. Gen. Croker has arrived at Ismid. making the fourth BriMsh general engaged, in the operations against the Turks. It is reported (Int. Lt. (icn. Milne and Maj. Gen. Ironside have been relieved because they have not been in favor of aggressive warfare. VOMr IX OFHCE, Ukraine, Itussia, boasts of a woman Secretary of State. 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