— Inventor of the paper matchbook —In 1892, inventor Pusey received a U.S. patent for the paper matchbook. Three years later he sold his patent to the Diamond Match Company, and soon millions of matchbooks were being produced each year. A Civil War veteran and longtime Philadelphia attorney, Pusey was awarded nearly 40 patents during his life. Descendant of an old Quaker family, he lived here at "Maple Linden" after 1889.
|Placed By||Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 8:09am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 462099 N 4419418|
|Decimal Degrees||39.92401667, -75.44351667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 55.441', W 75° 26.611'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 55' 26.46" N, 75° 26' 36.66" W|
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|Area Code(s)||484, 610|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 455-475 Middletown Rd, Media PA 19063, US|
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