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Sparrow button patent, 1876

Contributed by Maine Historical Society

Grenville Sparrow (1838-1907) of Worcester, Massachusetts, a Maine native who served in the Civil War, received a patent with his partner, Stillman Houghton, for improved cuff-buttons.

Sparrow spent most of his life in Maine.

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  • Title: Sparrow button patent, 1876
  • Creator: United States Commissioner of Patents
  • Creation Date: 1876-02-17
  • Subject Date: 1876
  • Town: Worcester
  • State: MA
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Local Code: Coll. 2293, Box 1/2
  • Collection: Grenville F. Sparrow Collection
  • Object Type: Text

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