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Hoyt Electrical Instrument Works

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Hoyt Electrical Instrument Works Inc. has been manufacturing in Penacook NH since 1904. Hoyt’s founding father graduated from Dartmouth College, with the degree of M.D.

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Hoyt Electrical Instrument Works Inc. has been manufacturing in Penacook NH since 1904. Hoyt’s founding father graduated from Dartmouth College, with the degree of M.D.

Hoyt started his own practice in Magog but finding it not congenial to his bent of mind; so he relocated to St. Johnsbury, Vt. where he entered the employ of the Standard Electric Company. Here Hoyt learned of his love for electricity and a year and a half later he moved to Manchester NH, where he engaged in electrical experimental work for several years. A number of these devices were used in the construction of automobiles, in which he had always taken a deep interest.

In 1880 he accepted the position of manager of the Whitney Electrical Instrument Company and by 1888 Whitney was building ornate, brass cased station meters. Whitney then moved from Manchester to Penacook NH in 1892. When the company moved to Penacook Hoyt followed establishing a residence and continued as superintendent and manager of the company, until early 1900 where he built and engaged in business for himself. He erected a shop that employed a number of mechanics in the manufacturing of automobiles and electrical instrumentation, where he was manufacturing his own line of well known “direct reading” meters. At this time Dr. Hoyt began to build his steam cars at his American Manufacturing Company in Penacook.

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