Samuel Hart & Co Tokens

Samuel Hart and his playing cards are legendary in the history of American playing cards for both the sport and the pastime. Hart is credited with introducing many innovations and improvements that have become standard features of playing cards sold today throughout the...

Of the earliest pioneers in the invention of practical photograpic arts, the Meade Brothers hold a prominent role with its introduction in the United States. In the early days of photography, the process was known as daguerreotyping......

In 1867 German Immigrant Charles Feltman invented the American Hot Dog. Before there was Nathan's there was Feltman's. History has a way of only remembering its victors, and in the case of Coney Island hot dogs......

Born in 1885 in rural Du Pont Georgia, Frank Bertran Butler came from humble beginnings. Not to be deterred by his roots, however, he moved to St. Augustine, where he opened many successful businesses, including a grocery store, a hotel, a casino, and a beach front resort ... ...

The Alleghany Furnace was established by Andrew Henderson and Robert Allison in 1811. For 8 years the partnership was in operation, until ceased in 1818. Facing stiff competition from more profitable and less costly furnace operations elsewhere, its owners could no longer afford

A man of many talents and much ambition, Frederick M. Starr was born on May 1st 1799 in the dawning days of the United States. At the age of 20, Starr moved from his birthplace of Warren Connecticut to New York City, where he started work as a clerk at

In the early 1830s New Jersey, there was a picturesque and grandiose town established, situated in Monmouth County.  Located thirteen miles south of Freehold, and six miles west of Sea Girt, the settlement was known as the town of Allaire.

Mid 19th Century America was a golden time of entrepreneurship, invention, innovation, and gutsy determination. Men like Winchester, Edison, Westinghouse, and Eastman all started out with nearly nothing.  But through hard work and perseverence,  their legacies left indelible marks in their respective industries. Such is also the case with Warren Packard and John R. Packard,

Ferracute Machine Co at Centennial Expo

The Ferracute Machine Company was founded by American Inventor and industrialist and inventor Oberlin Smith in 1863. Established in the town of Bridgeton, New Jersey, the company was in existence for 105 years until 1968.