Charles Helffricht

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Charles F. Helffricht


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


"Charles F. Helffricht was born in Germany in 1816.  He died June 6, 1863 in Philadelphia.  He is first listed in the Philadelphia directories:  1841, Helffricht, Charles F. math inst makr 54 Vine; 1849-1857, Helffricht, C. F. math inst mkr 122 S Front h 60 Vine; 1859, Helffricht, Charles F. alderman 140 S. 6th h 240 S. Front."


Charles' older brother William Helffricht was also an instrument maker.


Reference:  Smart, Charles E.   The Makers Of Surveying Instruments In America Since 1700  Troy, New York:  Regal Art Press.  1962  



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