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Inventors
Thomas H. Dodge
William Edenborn
Isaac Leonard Ellwood
Joseph F. Glidden
Jacob Haish
Phillip Moen
Ichabod Washburn
Barbed Wire Inventors:  Phillip Louis Moen

1824
Phillip Moen was born November 13, in Wilna, New York.

1836
The Moen family settled in Brooklyn, New York.

1840
Phillip Moen enrolled in Columbia College but had to quit school because of eye problems. He began to work for his father to learn the fundamentals of business.

1846
Phillip married the eldest daughter of Ichabod Washburn of Worcester, Massachusetts. Washburn was the founder of a wire production facility.

1847
Moen and his wife moved to Worcester where he became a partner in a firm to construct a rolling mill.

1850
Moen purchased a half interest in the Washburn Company. Washburn appointed Moen vice-president.

1854
Moen’s first wife dies

1856
Moen married Maria Grant.

1866
To raise capital and increase capacity the Washburn Company incorporated under the name of Washburn & Moen Wire Works.

1850-1868
The firm developed a process to manufacture crinoline wire and steel wire to make sewing machine needles.

1868
The company continued to expand with new plants in South Worcester and Quinsigamond, Massachusetts, and re-organized under the name of Washburn and Moen Manufacturing Company.

1868
Moen became president and treasurer of the company upon the death of Washburn.

1890
The company established a rolling mill and barbed wire producing plant in Waukegan, Illinois.

1891
Phillip Moen died April 23, 1891. Moen was survived by his wife, one son, and two daughters.

1895
The Washburn and Moen Manufacturing Company was producing 100,000 tons of barbed wire annually.


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