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Marsh, Charles Wesley

Henry C. Dethloff

in American National Biography Online

Published in print January 1999 |
Published online February 2000 | e-ISBN: 9780198606697 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/anb/9780198606697.article.1001071

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Marsh, Charles Wesley (22 March 1834–09 November 1918), inventor and manufacturer of a harvesting machine, was born on a farm in Northumberland County, Ontario, Canada, the son of Samuel Marsh and Tamar Richardson, farmers. Charles and his brother, William W. Marsh, farmed in De Kalb County, Illinois, at the time they invented and successfully operated a grain harvesting machine known as the Marsh harvester....

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Subjects: Manufacturing ; History of Manufacturing and Construction ; Engineering and Technology

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