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American, 19th century, male.

Born 22 March 1799, in Huntington, Pennsylvania; died 26 October 1873, in Washington, DC.

Instrument-maker (medal rulings), civil servant, amateur daguerreotypist.

Joseph Saxton trained as a clockmaker and was a gifted inventor of machines deriving weights and measurements. He worked as curator and supervisor of balances, weights and measures for the US Mint in Philadelphia (...