Henry Merriman papers
Scope and Contents
This collection includes some of his plans and sketches for inventions such as the shoe tree, wire shoehorn, Merriman Windjammer, spacecraft toilet, roll dispenser, belt tester, lubricated bushing, Merriman valves, lug tester, and window hook test equipment.The collection also contains correspondence between the inventor and his patent attorneys, Beaman and Beaman, Merriman's New Ideas, a Merriman family history, rather lengthy memoirs entitled "The Early Years in Kent County and West Whetland" (39 pages), newspaper clippings pertaining to his work, family photos, two autograph albums, journals and notebooks such as "Notes on Gas", based upon 2nd Lieutenant Merriman's World War I experience, and photographs.
- 1887 - 1969
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.
Henry Merriman, an inventor from Jackson, Michigan, has more than 100 patents to his credit.
0.66 Cubic Feet (, 8 volumes in box.)
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Copyright: Michigan State University. Property Rights: Michigan State University.
- Henry Merriman Papers
- 4 Published And Cataloged
- R. Howell
- Revised March 2002
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- Finding aid written in English.