Waterman Hyde, died 1816


Occupation

cabinetmaker

Place of work

Coventry, Rhode Island

Biography

When Waterman Hyde died in 1816, he left an estate containing many joiners' tools, including numerous planes, "Table Tools," "Molding Tools," various augurs, gauges, knives, saws, paints, including "Stone yellow, venetian Red & Spanish white," seven bottles of varnish, chair parts, a large stock of lumber, and a work bench.(1)

Though nothing more is known of him, it seems clear that Waterman Hyde was engaged in sophisticated woodworking.

BWC and PEK


1. Waterman Hyde estate inventory, August 5, 1816. Coventry Probate vol. 2, 417-421. Coventry Town Hall, Coventry, Rhode Island.