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Inventor of the First American Alarm clock: Concord New Hampshire’s Levi Hutchins (1761-1855)

First, lets be clear–Levi Hutchins did not make the world’s very first alarm clock. He did however appear to make the first American alarm clock. Earlier alarm clocks include one made by Leonard Da Vinci, and those made in later … Continue reading

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Three Photographic Generations of Enfield New Hampshire’s Purmort Family

I was quite struck (in a good way) by the three photographs of the Purmort Family of Enfield, New Hampshire being sold. The surname Purmort had already been researched quite well in 1907 by Rev. Charles H. Purmort, D.D. of … Continue reading

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