Thomas P. Jones

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Thomas P. Jones (1774–1848) was a British-born engineer and publisher in the United States of America.


Born in Herefordshire in Britain in 1774, Jones emigrated to America as a youth.

In 1825 he became a cofounder as well as publisher and editor of American Mechanics Magazine.

Jones first lived in Washington, D.C., and served as superintendent and examiner of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Later, he lived in New York City and taught at the Franklin Institute, in Philadelphia.

In 1828 Jones merged American Mechanics Magazine with the Institute's existing magazine, entitling it Journal of the Franklin Institute. He remained its editor until his death in 1848. He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1834.[1]

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  1. ^ "Book of Members, 1780–2010: Chapter B" (PDF). American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 8 September 2016.

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