Thomas McKee papers 1890-1933
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Thomas McKee was a citizen of Great Britain who in the 1900s lived in Portland, Oregon and New York City. Though not a musician and apparently unable to read music, he received two patents related to automatic player pianos. In a 1933 letter to D. S. MacColl, Thomas McKee explained that he had once been a part of the grain trade and the Panama Canal, but had left it due to the troubles in Europe. For unknown reasons, McKee turned to the field of music specifically relate...
American composer. From the description of Irving Berlin letter to John W. Rumsey, 1959 May 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 608505243 From the description of Irving Berlin letter to Harry Ruby, 1971 Jan. 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 608505236 From the description of Irving Berlin letter to Harry Ruby, 1957 Dec. 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 608505260 From the description of Irving Berlin letter to Harry Ruby, 1956 May 22. (Unknown). WorldCat rec...
Industrialist and philanthropist Henry Ford, born July 30, 1863, grew up on a farm in what is now Dearborn, Michigan. Mechanically inclined from an early age, he worked in Detroit machine shops as a young man and became an engineer at the Edison Illuminating Company in 1891. Henry and Clara Jane Bryant, married in 1888, had one child, Edsel, born in 1893. In that same year, Henry tested his first internal combustion engine, and by 1896 completed his first car, the Quadricycle. Ford partnered in ...