Orville Livingston Leach

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Orville Livingston Leach
Born Orville Livingston Leach
13 March 1859(1859-03-13) [1]
Raynham, Bristol, Massachusetts
Died 31 December 1921 (62)
Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island
Burial North Burial Ground, Providence, R.I.
Workplace(s) Emery Tire Company
Affiliations Order of Emorians; Rhode Island Scientific Research Association; The King's Order of Natural Science
Spouse(s) Theresa Walsh (m. 1886)

Orville Livingston Leach (March 13, 1859 - December 31, 1921) was an American patent medicine vendor, inventor (with patents for vehicle tires, batteries, and a medicinal electrode), entrepreneur and property owner (including Emery Park in Cranston), and advocate for certain unusual theories, including the hollow earth hypothesis.[2]

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  2. "EARTH HOLLOW. Professor Revives Old Theory of Entrance at Poles.", New Enterprise (Madison, Fla.): 6, 1908-06-04,  — copy of a 1907 article, first published in the New York World. The original article is the source of Leach's quote in Emerson's The Smoky God (1908).