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The Other Patents of Andreas Mattijetz

Friday 12 December 2014 at 7:25 pm

Andreas received an additional 3 patents from 1892 to 1898. Two were for farm equipement and the other one was for a metallic railroad tie. Between Andreas' last two patent submissions he moved his family from Texas to California. Why did he make that move? Why did he invent a metallic railroad tie?

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Andreas Mattijetz' Baling-Press Patents

Monday 08 December 2014 at 6:04 pm

Andreas Mattijetz' first three patents were for a baling-press. His first design was awarded a patent in 1888. In 1890, Andreas redesigned the baling-press and was awarded his second patent. Andreas was evidently not completely happy with his baling-press design as he modified the 1890 design and was awarded his third baling-press patent in 1892. With these three patents, Andreas showcased his love for farming and his skills as a mechanical engineer.

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Wendish Inventors

Monday 01 December 2014 at 8:17 pm

Did you know that Andreas Mattijetz, a Wend, was an inventor? Neither did I and he was my great grandfather (my mother's paternal grandfather). Thanks to Weldon Mersiovsky and Kathe Richards of the Wendish Research Exchange, I found out Andreas was awarded six patents!

Weldon Mersiovsky and I had been corresponding with each other through email about various relatives of ours for several months, when Weldon forwarded an email to me he had received from Kathe Richards. Kathe's email stated that she had 'googled' Andreas Mattijetz and found he had several patents. I did my own google search and found six patents. After I had shared the information with Weldon he asked me if I would like to write an article about Andreas and his patents. I was excited to do so and with Weldon's help, and the help of George Nielsen, I wrote an article that was printed in the Texas Wendish Heritage Society Newsletter. To read the article and to see what Andreas Mattijetz looked like, and to find out what happened after the article was published, click on the link below.

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