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Wythe, Frederick J.

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1914 (date of birth) - 2004 (date of death)

Frederick Joseph Wythe was born in San Francisco, California, in 1914. In 1923, he and his family moved to the New York City borough of Queens. Wythe worked for a variety of manufacturing companies, including the Sperry Gyroscope Company, where he worked on the development of autopilot technology during World War II; he married Barbara Bland in 1942. In 1943 he received a B.S. in Physical Chemistry and in 1946 an M.S. in Chemistry, both from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn (now the New York University Tandon School of Engineering). He began working for the Emhart Manufacturing Company in Bloomfield, Connecticut, in 1952 as a senior research and development engineer. During his time at Emhart, Wythe was awarded several patents for glass-manufacturing machinery, and worked at the company until his retirement. He died in 2004.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Frederick J. Wythe Papers on Emhart Corporation

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0172
Scope and Contents The Frederick J. Wythe Papers on Emhart Corporation were collected by Frederick J. Wythe, a research and development engineer at the Hartford-Empire Corporation, which changed its name to Emhart Corporation in 1951. The materials were assembled over the course of his career at the company, which manufactured glass containers and machinery for the glass production industry.The papers consist of five series:(1) Technical Publications, 1944-1978(2) Interoffice...
Dates: 1925-1982; Majority of material found within 1944-1978