William Chester Ruth

William Chester Ruth (HMWOV)

Location: Gap, PA 17527 Lancaster County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 59.512', W 76° 1.13'

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(1882-1971)

African American inventor who opened a blacksmith and machine shop here in 1923. He did metal work and repairs, primarily for Pennsylvania German farmers. Ruth designed and patented many agricultural devices, most notably his 1928 baler feeder. He also applied his talents to designing and building military devices. An esteemed community member, he was spiritual leader at the Church of Christ in Ercildoun, where he lived.
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HM NumberHMWOV
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Year Placed2006
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
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Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 12:14pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 413021 N 4427351
Decimal Degrees39.99186667, -76.01883333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 59.512', W 76° 1.13'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 59' 30.72" N, 76° 1' 7.80" W
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Area Code(s)717, 610
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5351 Lincoln Highway, Gap PA 17527, US
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