OBITUARY. JOHN GEORGE BODMER, 1786-1864.
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- Source: Minutes of the Proceedings, Volume 28, Issue 1869, 01 January 1869 , pages 573 –608
573 A P P E N D I X T O VOL. MEMOIltS. xxvrrr. MR. JOHN GEORGE BODMER wm born at Zurich, in Switzerland, on the6th of December, 1786. When only a few years old, and scarcely able to handle a knife, he evinced his constructive talents by converting turnips, carrots, and pins into wheels, carts, and other mechanical playthings. As he grew older, these unpromising and perishable materials were soon laid aside and exchanged for wood and iron ; in the combination of which, to produce desired effects, he showed great ingenuity...