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Some Biographical Information on Percy Russell
Contributed by Jane Russell Johnson

Born November 12, 1867, in New Market, Maryland. Attended Abington Friends' School, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, and was a member of the junior class in 1890-1891. Member of Religious Society of Friends. At age of 21 was in Customs Service in Baltimore, Maryland. In 1900, according to the U.S. Census, was living in Brooklyn, New York, and his occupation was Manufacturing Electrician. Was a dentist, then was employed by Electro-Dental Company in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he designed dental instruments. In 1916 was living at 227 S. 47 St., Philadelphia. Was said to have invented the pedaldriven drill for drilling teeth, according to an article in The Baltimore Sun dated October 9, 1960, and the regulator for electric motor speed used on Sunbeam Mixmasters. Between 1924 and 1932 applied for patents for electric switch, motor regulating device, dental unit, motor regulator, dental X-ray unit, and dental chair. Built home at 2116 Buckingham Road, Buckikngham Heights, Wilimington, Delaware and live there until his death on December 29, 1948. Buried in the New Market Methodist Episcopal Cemetery, New Market, Frederick, Maryland.

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