The New International Encyclopædia/Beach, Moses Yale

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BEACH, Moses Yale (1800-68). An American inventor and publisher. He was born in Wallingford, Conn., and in early life was a cabinet-maker. He invented a rag-cutting machine for paper-mills, and engaged in the manufacture of paper. In 1835 he acquired an interest in the New York Sun, a penny daily paper begun in New York about three years earlier, and soon became sole proprietor. Leaving the paper to his sons, he retired in 1857 with an ample fortune.