1788 – He was born in Foxboro, Massachusetts on the 17th of November.
– He is also credited with having invented a cut off switch for steam engines and a method for producing zinc from ore.
1819 – He invented process for producing patent leather.
1820 – Boyden began his work with malleable iron in, when he was 32 years old.
1826 – He invented process for producing malleable cast iron.
– Boyden never patented his inventions, preferring instead to take individual contracts and to build and sell off businesses.
1870 – He died on the 31st of March.