John Field, 1756–1829


Location

Cumberland, Rhode Island

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Biography

John Field, a clockmaker, watchmaker, jeweler , and machine maker, settled in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, after service in the American Revolution and is said to have introduced the casting of brass in Pawtucket. When Samuel Slater built his cotton factory there, Field was employed in building machinery. He also took charge of the brass foundry owned by David Wilkinson.


Rev. Massen H. Goodrich, Town of Pawtucket HIstorical Sketch, 1876.