William Borrow

William Borrow (HM2Q8)

Location: Trenton, NJ 08609 Mercer County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 13.161', W 74° 45.364'

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Born Jan. 8, 1821, in England, he emigrated to America at an early age.
Borrow drew the plans for the Cooper-Hewitt rolling mill, the first three-high beam rolling mill of its kind in the world, located on the Delaware River in Trenton. Later he became foreman and superintendent of the mill, which changed its name to the Trenton Iron Works. The face of his monument bears a relief carving depicting his invention for the rolling of iron rails. This invention allowed Charles Hewitt and the Trenton Iron Works to produce iron beams for America's first fire-proof building built with steel structural members. Borrow died before the patent could be acquired for his design. Four years later, John Fritz of Pittsburgh acquired a patent for a similar design.
Died Oct. 1, 1854, at his home near the Trenton Iron Works.
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HM NumberHM2Q8
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Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 11:05pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 520755 N 4452131
Decimal Degrees40.21935000, -74.75606667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 13.161', W 74° 45.364'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 13' 9.66" N, 74° 45' 21.84" W
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Area Code(s)609
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 43 S Clinton Ave, Trenton NJ 08609, US
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