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David G. Seixas, 1788-March 19, 1864.
Son of Gershom Mendes Seixas. Born in New York, David G. Seixas moved to Philadelphia where by 1811 he owned a small crockery store. When English imports of crockery were banned during the War of 1812, David G. Seixas manufactured crockery and has been credited as father of this art in the U.S. He also served in the military during the War of 1812. In 1819, he began bringing deaf children into his home to care and teach them. In May 1820, he established the Deaf and Dumb Institute in Philadelphia and served as the Principal until he retired in 1821. He established a brewery in New York in 1834, and in 1840 he was among the first to introduce daguerreotypes in the United States. He also discovered ways of burning anthracite coal, and manufactured sealing wax, printer's ink, and enamel-surfaced visiting cards. He joined his brother Theodore J. Seixas in South Bend, Indiana, where he died unmarried.

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Mentioned in 18420900conversation_johncarlin_whs_fms. David G. Seixas, 1788-March 19, 1864. Son of Gershom Mendes Seixas. Born in New York, David G. Seixas moved to Philadelphia where by 1811 he owned a small crockery store. When English imports of crockery were banned during the War of 1812, David G. Seixas manufactured crockery and has been credited as father of this art in the U.S. He also served in the military during the War of 1812. In 1819, he began bringing deaf children into his home to care and teach them. In May 1820, he established the Deaf and Dumb Institute in Philadelphia and served as the Principal until he retired in 1821. He established a brewery in New York in 1834, and in 1840 he was among the first to introduce daguerreotypes in the United States. He also discovered ways of burning anthracite coal, and manufactured sealing wax, printer's ink, and enamel-surfaced visiting cards. He joined his brother Theodore J. Seixas in South Bend, Indiana, where he died unmarried.
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