Biography of John M. Sweet





Sweet, John M., was born in Upper Canada, April 5, 1850, and came to the United States in 1860, settling in Niagara county, N.Y. He received his education in the common schools and served an apprenticeship at carriage making. In 1870 he took up his residence in Batavia, and in 1874 began the manufacture of carriages. He invented the patent hub now used by the Batavia Carriage Wheel Co., and the machinery used by them is from his designs. Mr. Sweet has for several years. been superintendent of the large factory of the Batavia Carriage Wheel Co. He ranks as one of the best wheel experts in the country, and no man has done more by way of invention toward perfecting wheel hubs and wheel makers' machinery. He is without doubt one of the most skillful and ingenious mechanics this country has produced. He is a good citizen and a public spirited man. In 1S72 Mr. Sweet was married to Mrs. Julia A. Griswold.



Source:
Our County and it's people
A descriptive work on Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890

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