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1814 b. Theodore Hyatt, New Jersey
1816 b. Thaddeus Hyatt, Rahway, New Jersey
1840 Patent No. 1,867 Manufacture of Splints or Sticks for Friction and Other Matches, Norman T. Winans & Thaddeus
1841 Patents No. 2,402 and 2,403, both Improvement in the Composition of Matter for the Manufacture of Friction-Matches, Norman T. Winans, Theodore & Thaddeus
1845 Patent No. 4,266 "Illuminating Vault Cover"
1854 Patent No. 11,695 "Vault-Light"
1855 Patent No. 12,595 "Illuminating Vault-Covers"
1858 Patent No. 21,050 "Illuminating-Glass for Vault-Covers"
1859 "HYATT's PATENT LIGHTS / A CARD HAVING BEEN ISSUED TO THE PUBLIC / By parties who frankly confess that they do not pay me for my invention, I avail myself of the opportunity to advertise the names of those who do. The following persons, only, are licensed under my patents in this City:
  • George R. Jackson & Co.
  • J. B. & W. W. Cornell & Co.
  • S. B. Althause & Co.
  • Ingalls & Case.
  • Theodore Hyatt.
The law is that a person who purchases or uses a patented article is equally liable for infringement with the maker of it. The "makers" having fairly notified "users" of their intention not to pay, the "users" have only themselves to blame if I collect my tariff of them—as I shall certainly do." —New York Times, 11-Jan-1859, page 6
Hyatt's Patent Extension Case
1860 Jailed for about 3 months for refusing to testify before Congress about his involvement in John Brown's Harpers Ferry raid.
1860 US Census, Products of Industry, records Thaddeus Hyatt, Patent Vault Lights. Real capital worth $1,000, raw materials worth $4,900 (20,000 pounds of glass @ $2,400 and other articles @ $2,500). Employees average 30 hands, $900 average monthly wages. Previous year's production 7,000 feet of vault lights valued at $40,000.
1867 Patent No. 68,332 "Improvement in Illuminating-Roofs and Roof-Pavements"
1872 Patent No. 133,032 "Improvement in Vault-Lights"
1873 "Hyatt Theodore, patent vault lights, 6 Wooster & pres. 61 Park pl. h 46 Morton" followed by "Hyatt Theodore jr. agent, h 46 Morton" —Trow's City Directories for New York, New York
Patent No. 135,120 "Improvement in Vault-Lights"
Many more patents this year and following. See 67 Thaddeus Hyatt and 5 Theodore Hyatt patents in the Prism Glass Patent Rings page
1874 "Hyatt Brothers (Thaddeus & Theodore) 25 Waverly pl." —Wilson's New York City Partnership Directory
"The Illuminating Roofing Tile, Represented by the cuts, is intended to take the place of the rough plate-glass sky-lights heretofore in general use, and will relieve of the constant annoyance from leakage and the danger from breaking experienced in the use of sheet-glass. Our new Tile is suitable for Dwelling-houses, Stores, Arcades, Railroad Depots, &c., &c., and can be laid in either iron or wooden frames. The cheapest and best sky-light made. Send for descriptive and illustrated pamphlet. Hyatt Brothers. 25 Waverly Place, cor. Greene St." —Real Estate Record, Vol 14, No 352, p 442
1877 "Hyatt Brothers, vault-lights, 25 Waverly pl." also "Hyatt Thaddeus" and "Hyatt Theodore" listed separately —Goulding's New York City Directory
Thaddeus publishes "An Account of Some Experiments with Portland Cement Concrete Combined with Iron as a Building Material with Reference to Economy in Construction and for Security against Fire in the Making of Roofs, Floors and Walking Surfaces" (PDF)
1879 d. Theodore Hyatt, New York City
1886 "Mr. Hyatt will occupy a large stand in the centre of the hall for the purpose of exhibiting his lens lights applied in a very great variety of ways. In these lens lights each glass is formed of a series of lights with the object of getting the greatest possible superficial area for the transmission of light, whilst at the same time the lenses serve as a protection to the other portions of the surface. These lights are applicable for roofs as well as floors, and as shown in Mr. Hyatt's method of fixing are admirably adapted to take the place of the ordinary skylight, which is so liable to damage in stormy and snowy weather and offers a ready vent in cases of fire to feed the flames. The modicum of light obtained through the medium of these lens lights is very great, and Mr. Hyatt's arrangements for its uniform distribution are very clever. In the case of basements where it is required a silvered reflector can be introduced, so contrived that it can be raised or lowered at will. This throws the light into any part of the room without in any way interfering with the rays thrown directly downwards from the area lights. This will be shown at the exhibition, as also illuminating or wrought iron flap doors in guttered frames to prevent leakage at joints, together with a number of applied lens and other lights, to inside and outside work. It may be of interest to state that amongst a host of buildings in which Mr. Hyatt's system has found adoption are the Royal Courts of Justice, the Royal Exchange, the British Museum, the residential mansions of the Duke of Westminster, Lord Elcho, Sir W. G. Armstrong, Sir R. B. Harvey, etc., and warehouses, banks, hotels, stations, and business premises too numerous to mention." —The British Architect, Volume 25, April 2, 1886
1901 d. Thaddeus Hyatt, Sandown, Isle of Wight
  • Last Will and Testament
  • Obituary
  • Thaddeus Hyatt probate records, Kings County Surrogate's Court: Petition, Citation, Proofs of Will, Orders, etc. Admitted to Probate 29-Nov-1901, 18pp, ~7MB: zip| tar| pdf