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Wellington Parker Kidder

engineer , inventor

Wellington Parker Kidder, American engineer, inventor.


Kidder, Wellington Parker was born on February 19, 1853 in Norridgewock, Maine, United States. Son of Wellington and Annie (Winslow) Kidder.


Educated district school and Eaton Preparatory School.


Patented, 1868, when but 15 years old, improvement in rotary steam engines. Studied applied mechanics and drawing, Boston. Invented web adjustable press, 1874, which received diploma Massachusetts Charitable Mechanics Institute, 1878.

Kidder press now in large use, especially for printing consecutive numbering of railroad and other tickets from continous roll. Invented many other improvements in presses, typewriters, automobile appliances, etc. Consulting engineer Rochester Industries, Inc., manufacturers of his later improvements in writing machines, since 1923.

Home: Rochester, New York.


Married Emma Louise Hinckley, September 4, 1878.

Wellington Kidder

Annie (Winslow) Kidder

Emma Louise Hinckley