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Draft of the lands disputed by Philipse Patent against Beekmans & Rambaults.

Draft of the lands disputed by Philipse Patent against Beekmans & Ramb...

Scale 1:31,680; 40 chains to an in. Title from verso. Alternate title from Philip Lee Phillips' A list of maps of America: [Map of Fishkill and vicinity] Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Has watermark. R... more

Rank patent

Rank patent

Qing dynasty (1644–1911)

By his majestys royal letters patent - the new invented method of punishing state criminals

By his majestys royal letters patent - the new invented method of puni...

Print shows Britannia drawn and quartered at a crossroad by ropes attached to three horses, one labeled "Tyranny" racing down the road "to America", another labeled "Venality" racing down the road "to Spain", a... more

Judge Thumb, or - patent sticks for family correction: warranted lawful!

Judge Thumb, or - patent sticks for family correction: warranted lawfu...

Judge Buller walking in foreground, carrying bundles of rods; in the background, a man with a rod raised over his head is about to strike a woman who is running away from him. Forms part of : British Cartoon Pr... more

The political rat catcher or Jack Renegado's new patent trap's / Annibl Scratch, de.

The political rat catcher or Jack Renegado's new patent trap's / Annib...

"The rat-catchers sits in the doorway of a bare, ramshackle room, on the floor of which are large steel traps and rats, some already caught..." (Source: Stephens) [Collings?] This record contains unverified dat... more

Map of the patent of Oriskany.

Map of the patent of Oriskany.

Scale ca. 1:32,000. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Oriented with north toward the upper right. Cadastral map. Shows land allotments, with subdivisions, adjacent to the Mohawk River from Oriskany to Rom... more

Cooke's Patent Drill Machine

Cooke's Patent Drill Machine

Machine for sowing seeds. Illus. in: Columbian Magazine, 1789 June, opp. p. 353. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: BI WORKS; Rare Bk. Div.; Farm machinery; Shelf.

Articles of agreement for conducting the business respecting the land, called the Gore, granted by patent, to Jeremiah Halsey and Andrew Ward, Esquire. [Hartford, 1795].

Articles of agreement for conducting the business respecting the land,...

Not in Evans.; Imprint 2.; Gore grant. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 4, Folder 4.

Spafford's patent, for improved wheel-carriages. This certificate, No. is evidence of the sale of a single right to use the improvement secured by my patent ... Albany Mo. 18.

Spafford's patent, for improved wheel-carriages. This certificate, No....

Dated in mss. 2 Mo. 18 1815 and signed by Horatis Gates Spafford, patentee. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephem... more

Miscellany -- Mr. Bramah's patent lock ; Mr. Rowntree's patent lock / [...] del. ; Lowry scul.

Miscellany -- Mr. Bramah's patent lock ; Mr. Rowntree's patent lock / ...

Print shows views of lock, key, and locking mechanism for two types of locks. Title from item. Illus. in: The cyclopædia; or, Universal dictionary of arts, sciences, and literature. 1st American ed. Philadelphi... more

Tameing [i.e. taming] a shrew. Or Petruchio's patent family bedstead, gags & thumscrews / Williams fecit.

Tameing [i.e. taming] a shrew. Or Petruchio's patent family bedstead, ...

Cartoon showing woman restrained in a bed fashioned like a pillory. Her husband sits up in bed beside her, holding a whip and gag.

Patent puffs to raise the wind or Dandy steam packets on contrary Jacks! Dedicated to the Society of Arts!

Patent puffs to raise the wind or Dandy steam packets on contrary Jack...

Print shows three men attempting to power their bicycles by means of flatulence. Title from item. Library of Congress copy is hand-colored. Not found in British Museum Catalogue (BMC). Publisher's name misspell... more

Patent Hay and Grain Rake

Patent Hay and Grain Rake

Patented by Pennock & Pierce, of Chester Co., Pa. Illus. in: American Farmer ..., v. 4. Baltimore, 1822, p. 112. Reference copy may be in LOT 4434 F. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card.... more

Cotton Gins...the machine invented by Eli Whitney, for ginning cotton, politely sent to us from the U.S. Patent Office

Cotton Gins...the machine invented by Eli Whitney, for ginning cotton,...

Illus. in: American Farmer ..., v. 4. Baltimore, 1823, p. 380. Reference copy may be in LOT 4434 F. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Farm machinery...; Cotton ... more

[Broadside]: Patent sponge boots, for horses feet. ... James Boyd, 24 Merchants' Row, Boston, June 1, 1825

[Broadside]: Patent sponge boots, for horses feet. ... James Boyd, 24 ...

Reference copy may be in LOT 4397A. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: BI BUSINESS; RBD; Mass. Boston Misc.; Broadsides 1825; Horses; Ad. Boots...; Shelf.

Jehial Bryan's patent Daily account of time for thirty years. Utica. Northway & Porter printers. [c. 1829].

Jehial Bryan's patent Daily account of time for thirty years. Utica. N...

On verso: Jehial Bryan's Patent Daily Account of time, Filed Aug 19, 1829. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephem... more

Dr. Chauncey's patent air tight cooking stoves

Dr. Chauncey's patent air tight cooking stoves

LOT subject: Stoves. Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. No date recorded on card or item. Date based on date range of other product labels.

To the citizens of Washington. A fellew who signs his name William Elliot; he is a clerk in the Patent Office, a foreigner and opposed to this government, has so far degraded himself, that I am compelled to apply to him the epithets that justly

To the citizens of Washington. A fellew who signs his name William Ell...

Elliot, William.; On verso: 14 Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 194, Folder 33.

Political Quixotism shewing the consequences of sleeping in patent magic spectacles The diplomatic Hercules, attacking the poitical hydra / / from a very big picter in the Jinerals Bed-Room, draw'd off from Nater by Zek Downing, Historical Painter to Uncle Jack & Jineral Jackson.

Political Quixotism shewing the consequences of sleeping in patent mag...

Print shows President Jackson, sword in hand, during a nightmare, fighting a hydra with many fierce heads labeled "U.S. Bank", "Deposits", "Bribery", "Pensions", "[...] of the People", and "Corruption of the [.... more

Capt. J. D. Woodside's patent pump or ship for measuring correctly the depth of water in the hold of a vessel ... Washington, D. C. August 9th, 1834.

Capt. J. D. Woodside's patent pump or ship for measuring correctly the...

Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 195, Folder 11.

Old Nick's new patent plan to make Nova Scotia Tories, Federals coodies, Hartford conventioners, Nullifiers, National Republican bankites & c

Old Nick's new patent plan to make Nova Scotia Tories, Federals coodie...

An attack on Nicholas Biddle and the New York newspaper editors friendly to the United States Bank. The print was evidently prompted by Biddle's 1834 attempt to create a financial crisis through an artificial t... more

Drawing of a Traveling Trunk

Drawing of a Traveling Trunk

This patent was designed by John Fitzgibbon. Utility Patent Drawings

Espy's patent conical ventilator. [Description of] James P. Espy. Washington 1842.

Espy's patent conical ventilator. [Description of] James P. Espy. Wash...

Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 197, Folder 17.

Drawing for a Life - Preserving Coffin

Drawing for a Life - Preserving Coffin

This is the printed patent drawing for a life - preserving coffin invented by Christian H. Eisenbrandt. Patent Case Files

Patent Democratic Republican steam shaving shop

Patent Democratic Republican steam shaving shop

A cryptic satire possibly dealing with some facet of the 1844 presidential campaign. The print features two unsuccessful aspirants for the Democratic presidential nomination: Martin Van Buren and Richard M. Joh... more

Drawing for a Washing Machine

Drawing for a Washing Machine

This is the printed patent drawing for a washing machine invented by Oliver B. Wright. Patent Case Files

The following is a copy of a beautifully written document upon parchment, deposited August 19th, 1845, my Wm. Cleary, Esq., in the National Gallery, over the U. S. Patent Office, and rendered peculiarly valuable by its being the original record

The following is a copy of a beautifully written document upon parchme...

Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 197, Folder 48.

Patent Office

Patent Office

With horse-drawn carriage in front. Repro. of drawing (Robert Mills, Archt.). Illus. in: Force, William Q. Picture of Washington & Its Vicinity for 1845. Washington : W.Q. Force, 1845, opp. p. 45. Reference cop... more

Drawing of a Surveyor's Compass

Drawing of a Surveyor's Compass

This patent was designed by Samuel Kern. Utility Patent Drawings

Patent balancing by an amateur

Patent balancing by an amateur

New York "Tribune" editor Horace Greeley is ridiculed for vacillating between support of candidates Martin Van Buren and Zachary Taylor in the presidential election of 1848. Greeley balances precariously on a t... more

Grand patent India-rubber air line railway to California: competition defied

Grand patent India-rubber air line railway to California: competition ...

Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 2748

U. S. Patent office. November 12, 1849. Sir: A copy of the accompanying circular has been addressed to each of the governors of the states and territories of the Union, and I respectfully solicit your co-operation in furthering the objects sough

U. S. Patent office. November 12, 1849. Sir: A copy of the accompanyin...

Page Order: Leaflet Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 199, Folder 25a.

U. S. Patent office. November 8, 1849. Sir: Endeavoring to trace up the history of American inventions as a duty appertaining to his Bureau and supposing that interesting facts may lie hidden in the archives of the various states ... I respectfu

U. S. Patent office. November 8, 1849. Sir: Endeavoring to trace up th...

Page Order: Leaflet Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 199, Folder 25.

Hickok's patent cider mill

Hickok's patent cider mill

Advertisement by W.O. Hickok addressed to farmers; text is in English and German.

Ho, for Cuba, [Cut of ship] Liberty for all. Grand meeting Huzzah for Lopes. The citizens of Washington and vicinity, are respectfully invited to attend a mass meeting, to be held in front of the Patent office, on Monday evening, Sep. 1, 1851. T

Ho, for Cuba, [Cut of ship] Liberty for all. Grand meeting Huzzah for ...

Manuscript notes of the meeting at the bottom of the page. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; P... more

7 ton hydraulic lifting jack, U.S. Capitol Ex. and Washington Aqueduct, Dudgeon's patent

7 ton hydraulic lifting jack, U.S. Capitol Ex. and Washington Aqueduct...

Drawing. This record contains unverified data from caption card.

To the public. The undersigned, inventor of the marble slab coffins, having taken the initiatory steps to secure his rights by letters patent of the United States is now prepared to dispose of rights either by license to build or for territory.

To the public. The undersigned, inventor of the marble slab coffins, h...

Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 201, Folder 7.

Harris' patent portable circular saw machine. Patented October 11th, 1853 ... State or County rights, or single machines for sale by Thomas Palmer. No. 83 Dock Street, Philadelphia.

Harris' patent portable circular saw machine. Patented October 11th, 1...

Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 156, Folder 34.

Nasmyth's patent steam hammer, copied by permission of the inventor from the machine in the great exhibition

Nasmyth's patent steam hammer, copied by permission of the inventor fr...

Title from item. Illus. in: Cyclopædia of useful arts, mechanical and chemical, manufactures, mining, and engineering / ed. by Charles Tomlinson.... London : New York, G. Virtue & co., 1854. Published in: The t... more

Avery's patent for locking stones in the foundations of lighthouses ... More information may be obtained by letter addressed to John P. Avery, Norwich, Conn. [1854].

Avery's patent for locking stones in the foundations of lighthouses .....

Lighthouses. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 8, Folder 34.

Jenkins & Knight's patent spoke machine. Awarded the gold medal, at the late fair of the Maryland Institute, in the City of Baltimore ... Kingston, N. Y., November 8, 1854.

Jenkins & Knight's patent spoke machine. Awarded the gold medal, at th...

Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. 2 duplicate copies Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 121, Folder 21. Copy scanned: 1

Shingle machine! Skinner's patent shingle machine is now on exhibition at the Metropolitan Mechanics' Institute fair. The machine, well managed, will rive and shave 20,000 shingles in ten hours ... Purdy & Skinner. Washington, Feb. 23d. 1855. H.

Shingle machine! Skinner's patent shingle machine is now on exhibition...

Shingle machine. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 202, Folder 3.

Ball's patent indestructible water and gas pipe, made of wrought iron, lined with & laid in hydraulic cement, manufactured by the "Water & gas pipe co.," at Jersey City, N. J ... The company are prepared to take and execute contracts to construc

Ball's patent indestructible water and gas pipe, made of wrought iron,...

Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 202, Folder 10.

W. F. Shaw's patent gas cooking & ironing apparatus. Gas smoothing-iron and miniature gas furnace. W. F. Shaw's patent ... 174 Washington Street Boston. [1858].

W. F. Shaw's patent gas cooking & ironing apparatus. Gas smoothing-iro...

Gas smoothing -iron. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 63, Folder 9.

Adams' patent bean and seed separator

Adams' patent bean and seed separator

LOT subject: Agriculture Machinery. Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. Print is one page of pamphlet also advertising "Adams' Patent Coal Sifter" (LC-USZ62-23764). Another copy... more

Adams' Patent Coal Sifter

Adams' Patent Coal Sifter

Advertisement, 1859. LOT subject: Household appliances. Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. Print is one page of pamphlet also advertising "Adams' Patent Bean and Seed Separator"... more

[Unidentified soldier in Confederate uniform with Gardner patent canteen and haversack]

[Unidentified soldier in Confederate uniform with Gardner patent cante...

Photograph shows soldier in dilapidated condition. Title devised by Library staff. Case: Rinhart, no. 141. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2011; (DLC/PP-2012:127). More information about this collection is available at ... more

Sleeping-bunks of the First Rhode Island Regiment, at the Patent Office, Washington / Sketched by our special artist.
Ball in Honour of President Lincoln in the Great Hall of the Patent Office at Washington

Ball in Honour of President Lincoln in the Great Hall of the Patent Of...

Illus. in: The Illustrated London News, April 8, 1865, p. 321. Reference copy in Presidential File: Lincoln, Abraham... Inauguration. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card, with subsequent... more

Sleeping bunks of the First Rhode Island Regiment, at the Patent Office, Washington

Sleeping bunks of the First Rhode Island Regiment, at the Patent Offic...

Wood engraving in Harper's Weekly, 1861. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: DC, Washington Buildings, Government; Civil War Troops RI; CW Barracks; Shelf.

Patent, Ben - State: [Blank] - Year: [Blank]
Circular. Great improvement in marking linen. Indelible pencil with or without cloth holder! Clark's patent, 1859; Improved 1861 ... Boston. B. L. Mitchell, Printer, 24 Congress Street [1861].

Circular. Great improvement in marking linen. Indelible pencil with or...

Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 68, Folder 27.

The original rubber store, under Goodyear's patent. Established in 1839 ... C. Hayes, 26 School St., Boston [1861].

The original rubber store, under Goodyear's patent. Established in 183...

Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 68, Folder 25.

Elisha Otis's Elevator Patent Drawing

Elisha Otis's Elevator Patent Drawing

Elisha Otis's elevator was the first with a safety catch to guard against the breaking of the cable. The Otis Company would become the premier manufacturer of electric elevators. Utility Patent Drawings

Drawing of an Improvement in School Globes

Drawing of an Improvement in School Globes

This patent was designed by John R. Agnew. Utility Patent Drawings

[Adv. for Wishart's Pine Tree Tar Cordial (patent medicine) in small type; large type reads "Great Excitement in South Carolina! Beauregard himself might as well be a Prisoner!"; no illus]

[Adv. for Wishart's Pine Tree Tar Cordial (patent medicine) in small t...

Reference copy may be in LOT 4399. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: BI; Civil War Home front; Patent medicines; Broadsides 1863; RBD; Cartoons, US; Advertising; Shelf.

The gardener's patent locomotive seat ... E. Whittlesey. Patentee and manufacturer ... Philadelphia Quinn, Pr. 3d & Market St. [1863?].

The gardener's patent locomotive seat ... E. Whittlesey. Patentee and ...

Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 158, Folder 22.

Drawing of an Improvement in School Globes

Drawing of an Improvement in School Globes

This patent was designed by John R. Agnew. Utility Patent Drawings

Drawing of Improved Hand Grenade

Drawing of Improved Hand Grenade

Utility Patent Drawings

Patent sofa-back folding seat school desk. This desk was patented by R. Cruikshank of Pottstown. Pa. May 24th, 1864 ... [Pottstown, Pa. 1864].

Patent sofa-back folding seat school desk. This desk was patented by R...

Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. 2 duplicate copies Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 158, Folder 28b. Copy scanned: 1

Design Patent for Simon Crow's Pure White Wheat Whiskey Label

Design Patent for Simon Crow's Pure White Wheat Whiskey Label

This colorful design patent was used to distinguish barrels of Simon Crow's whiskey from its competitors. Design Patent Drawings.

Drawing of Improvement in Magic Lanterns
Drawing of Time Registering Barometer and Thermometer

Drawing of Time Registering Barometer and Thermometer

This patent was designed by Garret V. Mooney. Utility Patent Drawings

Drawing of Marine Compasses

Drawing of Marine Compasses

This patent was designed by Samuel Custer. Utility Patent Drawings

Drawing of a Terrestrial Globe

Drawing of a Terrestrial Globe

This patent was designed by G. P. Clarke. Utility Patent Drawings

Drawing of a Chair

Drawing of a Chair

This patent was designed by Francis T. Coates. Utility Patent Drawings

Drawing for a Phonograph

Drawing for a Phonograph

This is the printed patent drawing for a phonograph invented by Thomas A. Edison. Patents Issued to Thomas A. Edison

Drawing of a Travelers Trunk

Drawing of a Travelers Trunk

This patent was designed by John N. Wunderlich. Utility Patent Drawings

Design for Coffee Urn

Design for Coffee Urn

This patent was designed by George Jones. Design Patent Drawings.

Drawing of an Inflatable Globe

Drawing of an Inflatable Globe

This patent was designed by Gorham Dabbot. Utility Patent Drawings

Drawing of an Improved Method of Constructing Vanes

Drawing of an Improved Method of Constructing Vanes

This patent was designed by L. W. Cushing and Stillman White. Utility Patent Drawings

Drawing of an Improved Traveling Trunk

Drawing of an Improved Traveling Trunk

This patent was designed by Geert de Bretton. Utility Patent Drawings

Monroe's patent pie meat - prepared beef for pies

Monroe's patent pie meat - prepared beef for pies

LOT subject: Mincemeat. Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item.

Patent Drawing for a Flying Machine

Patent Drawing for a Flying Machine

This is the printed patent drawing for a flying machine invented by W. F. Quimby. Patent Case Files

Patent Office, Washington, D.C. - examiners at work

Patent Office, Washington, D.C. - examiners at work

Wood engraving after sketch by Theodore H. Davs. Illus. in: Harper's Weekly, v. 13 (1869), p. 445. Reference copy may be in LOT 4386-H. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card ... more

Drawing of Velocipede

Drawing of Velocipede

Utility Patent Drawings

MacNiven & Cameron's patent steel pens. They come as a boon and a blessing to men, the pickwick, the owl, and the waverley pen

MacNiven & Cameron's patent steel pens. They come as a boon and a bles...

This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card. Associated name on shelflist card: Brett.

Plat of the James Barbour patent of 5,012 A.

Plat of the James Barbour patent of 5,012 A.

Shows land in Page County, Virginia. Pen-and-ink on tracing linen, mounted on cloth. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), H317 Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image. Includes a list of... more

Design for Biscuit Bakery Label

Design for Biscuit Bakery Label

This patent was designed by John S. Dunham. Design Patent Drawings.

Drawing of an Improvement in Compasses

Drawing of an Improvement in Compasses

This patent was designed by John and George H. Bliss. Utility Patent Drawings

Drawing of Creeping Baby Doll

Drawing of Creeping Baby Doll

Utility Patent Drawings

Patent Drawing for a See Saw

Patent Drawing for a See Saw

This is the printed patent drawing for the see saw invented by Mrs. S. E. Saul. Patent Case Files