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I removed the name Henry Synck as inventor from the text. And this is why. This statement is not documented. There is a lightly documented article on Henry Synck already in Wikepedia stating that Synck “helped his father-in-law, Joseph Oppenheim, develop the spreader,” that Oppenheim “with the help of Synck invented the spreader” and that Synck “worked with him (Oppenheim) to perfect the invention” None of those statements in the Henry Synck article in Wikipedia is supported by authority.

Clearly, the US patent office shows that Oppenheim was awarded the patent for his invention in February 1900 and two sources (Winter in 1917 and Birt in 1974) say Oppenheim hired Synck in mid-October 1899. So given the time to file and process the patent it is unlikely Synck would have helped “invent” the spreader. (The second patent on the spreader issued in 1902, after Oppenheim died, was issued to his wife as executor, not to Synck) Sources I have examined indicate that Synck was one of Oppenheim’s first hires and Synck’s daughter in “Memories of New Idea”(cited herein) says that he “engineered” the spreader, but I have found no documentation, other than the article on Synck in Wikipedia that says he had a role in inventing the spreader. The long article on “Henry Synck” on page 874 in volume 2 of Winter’s 1917 History of Northwest Ohio (footnoted herein) says that he was hired by Oppenheim and “gradually” learned the business. The 1974 comprehensive article by Birt, “New Idea: Its start and the the First 75 Years” (footnoted herein) merely indicates that Synck was one of Oppenheim’s first hires. Winter’s 1917 article on “New Idea Spreader Company”( p. 1672 of volume 3 of History of Northwest Ohio) states only that, after Oppenheim’s death in 1901, B.C. Oppenheim and Henry Synck managed the company (p.1672). Nothing specific about Synck having a role in invention of the spreader. Nor is there any such information in Winter’s article on “Joseph Oppenheim” (vol 3, p. 1670), nor in any of the newspapers or magazines I have cited or in the documentation of the Wikipedia article on Joseph Oppenheim. One would think that if Synck was a co-inventor some book, magazine or newspaper or company anniversary brochures of AVCO or AGCO recounting the history of New Idea would have mentioned it. Also, the citation by the Ohio Agricultural Hall of Fame mentions only Oppenheim. So, relying on those verifiable sources. I have removed Synck’s name from this text

In fairness, I have stated that in the 1920’s Synck was awarded several patents on the New Idea manure spreader, but this is not the same as having helped.Oppenheim who died 20 years earlier “invent the spreader,“ or helped him “develop the spreader” or “worked with him to perfect the spreader.” There are entries on the internet that credit Synck along with Oppenheim as co-inventors, but I believe that the internet articles all copy the undocumented Wikipedia entry on Synck. Jjdilen (talk) 17:37, 23 February 2011 (UTC)

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