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John H. Gage

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of Nashua, New Hampshire, USA

Machine tool maker.

Born 25 September 1815, New Hampshire.

Died 23 October 1862.[1]

John H. Gage was a machinist and manufacturer of machine tools in Nashua. He subsequently formed a partnership with David A. G. Warner and George H. Whitney, as Gage, Warner and Whitney.

A J. H. Gage metal planing machine is preserved at the Smithsonian. Photos and description here. The Smithsonian date it at c.1837, but Robert B. Gordon, in a masterly analysis of the machine, put the date between 1845 and 1851[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] Find a Grave website
  2. [2] 'Machine Archeology: The John Gage Planer', IA. The Journal of the Society for Industrial Archeology, Vol. 17, No. 2 (1991), pp. 3-14