Polishing-Machine for Floors Patent Drawing

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Polishing-Machine for Floors Patent Drawing

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Patent Drawing for Polishing-Machine for Floors


World War, 1914-1918


The patent drawing for a polishing machine for floors by Ercole Cavicchi. The application was filed on November 22, 1915, and it was patented on February 18, 1919. Ercole's son, Henry Francis Cavicchi (1896-1991), is one of the featured veterans in the Veterans Legacy Program project.

Born on September 4, 1896 in Quincey, Massachusetts, Henry Francis Cavicchi was a first generation Italian-American. His father moved from Italy to the United States in the 1880s, where he married a Canadian immigrant and settled in New York. Shortly after Henry’s birth, the family moved to Massachusetts. After working for the family business, Cavicchi Polishing Machine Co., Henry briefly joined the United States Navy in June 1918, where he served during the First World War. When he left the Navy in 1919, Cavicchi returned to Massachusetts, where he married his wife, Emily A. Essex, in 1922. He continued working at Cavicchi Polishing Machine Co. with his father and brothers until his retirement in the 1980s. Cavicchi died on July 30, 1991, and is buried in the Florida National Cemetery.

In 2017, the University of Central Florida was one of three universities selected to launch the National Cemetery Administration’s Veterans Legacy Program. The program engaged a team of scholars to make the life stories of veterans buried in the Florida National Cemetery available to the public. The project engages UCF students in research and writing and fosters collaboration between students, faculty and local Central Florida schools to produce interactive curriculum for k-12 students. The corresponding website exhibit uses RICHES Mosaic Interface to create a digital archive of related data. The public can use the project-developed augmented-reality app at more than 100 gravesites at the Florida National Cemetery, where they can access the UCF student-authored biographies of veterans.


Cavicchi, Ercole


Digital reproduction of original patent drawing.

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Quincey City, Norfolk County, Massachusetts

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Originally created by Ercole Cavicchi and published by United States Patent and Trademark Office.

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Ortiz, Samuel

External Reference

Abney, Barb. "VA Selects UCF Historians to Archive Stories of Deceased Veterans Veterans." UCF Today, March 13, 2017. Accessed August 9, 2017. https://today.ucf.edu/va-selects-ucf-historians-archive-stories-deceased-veterans/.


Cavicchi, Ercole, “Polishing-Machine for Floors Patent Drawing,” RICHES, accessed June 16, 2024, https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka/items/show/9931.