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George Escol Sellers

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George Escol Sellers (1808-1899) was born in Philadelphia on 26 November 1808, the son of Coleman Sellers and Sophonosba Angusciola Peale Sellers, who were Quakers.

He became an engineer, manufacturer, and a writer. He has left us entertaining and valuable accounts of a variety of engineering developments and characters. Examples of his early reminiscences were published in 1965[1]

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  1. [1] 'Early Engineering Reminiscences (1815-1840) of George Escol Sellers', edited by Eugene S. Ferguson, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, 1965