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George Frederick Shaver


George Frederick Shaver, American engineer.


Shaver, George Frederick was born on November 4, 1855 in Ripley, Chautauqua Company, New York, United States. Son of David and Julia E. Shaver.


Educated at high school. In employ L.,S. & Master of Science Railway, 1875-1879. Invented improved mechanic telephone, self-righting and self-bailing lifeboat.

Automatic mail catcher. Automatic screw driver, etc. President Pocahontas Coal & Timber Company.

V.-p. and general manager Shaver Corporation, 1887-1893. V.-p. Blue Jacket Consolidated Copper Company. V.-p. Lackawanna, Catskill Mountain & Boston Railway since 1893, Central American Steamship Company, 1893-1895.

President Wyckoff Brothers, Inc., builders of steam and sailing yachts, Clinton, Connecticut, 1903. President, 1905-1906, department manager 1906-1909, Larkin Company, Buffalo. President Pyrene Manufacturing Company, New York, 1910-1911.

Now president and chief engineer Hydragas Corporation, and inventor of “Hydragas,” a chemical revolutionizing combustion of gasoline and operation of automobiles. Now mechanic engineer motive power department Interboro Rapid Transit Company, New New York District inspn. supervisor, Ordnance Department United States of America, 1917-1918. Commodore Yonkers Corinthian Yacht Club, 1892-1893.

Owner many steam and sailing yachts.


President Pocahontas Coal & Timber Company. President Wyckoff Brothers, Inc., builders of steam and sailing yachts, Clinton, Conn. President Pyrene Mfg.


Clubs: New York Athletic, Magnetic, Old Timers’ Telegraph, Brooklyn Engineers.


David Shaver

Julia E. Shaver