Fenerty, Charles

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Born:             1821, Springfield Lake, Halifax County, Nova Scotia

Died:              1892, Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia

Field:             Inventor



Invented process for making paper from wood fibre (1838/39), prompted by a suggestion from Titus Smith and a way to use sawmill waste. Unfortunately, he did not develop the process commercially or seek patents, and the process was re-invented by a German about 30 years later.


Marble, Allan E.: Nova Scotians at Home and Abroad.  Lancelot Press, Windsor, Nova Scotia, 1977.

MacBeath, G. 2004. Great Maritime achievers in science and technology.  Goose Lane Editions, Fredericton, New Brunswick. 127 pp.