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Elisha Bacon Wilcox
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(Abt 1799-)
Edwin Savage
Frances Sophia Wilcox
George Edwin Savage


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George Edwin Savage
  • Born: 27 Feb 1851, Berlin CT
  • Marriage (1): Charlotte Preston Foster on 9 Jun 1875 in Meriden CT
  • Died: 2 Dec 1928

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  Events in his life were:

  • He appeared on the 1870 census taken at Meriden CT, listed as a britannia packer.

  • He was issued design patent number 176,358 on 18 Apr 1876

    George E Savage, Of West Meriden, Connecticut, Assignor To The Meriden Britannia Company, Of Same Place.


    Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 176,358, dated April 18, 1876; application filed March 2, 1876.

    To all whom it may concern:
    Be it known that I, George E. Savage, of West Meriden, in the county of New Haven and State of Connecticut, have invented a. new Improvement in Butter-Dish Drainers; and I do hereby declare the following, when taken in connection with the accompanying drawings and the letters of reference marked thereon, to be a full, clear, and exact description of the same, and which said drawings constitute part of this specification, and represent a transverse section.
    This invention relates to an improvement in what are commonly called "butter-dish drainers"— that is to say, a perforated plate on which the butter is placed, so that the drainage from the ice will run through to the receptacle beneath.
    In the usual construction this plate is made of metal, electroplated. This is soon defaced by contact with the knife, and the metal, being exposed to the action of the salt butter, oxidizes and further defaces the plate.
    The object of this invention is to overcome, this difficulty; and it consists in combining with a perforated metal plate a glass auxiliary plate, which, being transparent, shows clearly the ornamental plate, but prevents the contact of the butter with it.
    A is the drainer, of substantially the usual form, and perforated, as at a, in the usual manner. A shoulder, d, is made around the plate, a little above the surface of the plate, and on this a glass disk, B, is set. This disk forms the support for the butter and exposes clearly the plate beneath, and prevents all possible defacing of that plate by cutting the butter or oxidation of the plate; and, further, it enables the making of the plate of much lighter metal than when it is forced to withstand the cutting of the butter.
    I claim—
    In a butter-drainer, the combination of the perforated disk A and the glass disk B, supported thereon, substantially as described.

    George E. Savage

    George A. Fay
    William M. Smith
  • He appeared on the 1880 census taken at Meriden CT, listed as a britannia packer.
  • He appeared on the 1900 census taken at Meriden CT, listed as the superintendent of a holloware factory.

George married Charlotte Preston Foster on 9 Jun 1875 in Meriden CT. (Charlotte Preston Foster was born on 3 Jan 1848 in Meriden CT and died on 12 Feb 1916 in Meriden CT.)

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