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William Painter (inventor)

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– Early Life and Career:
– Born in 1838 in Triadelphia, Maryland
– Moved to Baltimore in 1865
– Started career as a foreman at Murrill & Keizers machine shop
– Developed universal neck for glass bottles
– Established Crown Cork & Seal Company in 1892

– Patents:
– Patented 85 inventions
– Inventions include bottle cap and opener
– Also patented paper-folding machine
– Developed a safety ejection seat for trains
– Created a machine for detecting counterfeit currency

– References:
– MoCos Lost City: Triadelphia
– Book: William Painter and his father, Dr. Edward Painter
– History and Timeline from Crown Holdings, Inc
– Inductee of the National Inventors Hall of Fame

– External Links:
– Book: William Painter and his father, Dr. Edward Painter
– Obituary in The Western Brewer
– U.S. Patent #468258 for Crown Cork Bottle Cap
– U.S. Patent #514200 for Capped Bottle Opener

William Painter (November 20, 1838 – July 15, 1906) was an American mechanical engineer, inventor and the founder of Crown Holdings, Inc., a Fortune 500 company. He most notably invented the crown cork bottle cap and bottle opener.

William Painter
Born(1838-11-20)November 20, 1838
Triadelphia, Montgomery County, Maryland, United States
DiedJuly 15, 1906(1906-07-15) (aged 67)
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Burial placeDruid Ridge Cemetery, Pikesville, Baltimore County, Maryland, United States
Occupation(s)Inventor, engineer
SpouseHarriet Deacon Painter (m. 1861)
Parent(s)Dr. Edward Painter
Louisa Gilpin Painter
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