Report of the Commissioner of Patents, for the year 1849. Part I. Arts and manufactures


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Washington: Office of Printers to House of Reps., 1850. 8 7/8 x 5 5/8". 626pp. 6 plates, illustrations. Contemporary marbled boards, leather back, wear at edges. Stains on two pages making reading difficult but not impossible, some browning, light foxing. Fair, sound copy. Collated and complete. House of Representatives, 31st Congress, 1st Session, Ex. Doc. no. 20. Contents are "Finances and statistics of the Patent Office"; "Inventions and claims"; "Examiners' and mechanist's reports"; "Origin and progress of invention"; "The motors: Chief levers of civilization"; "Proposed applications of the patent fund ."; "Historical notices of inventions, from the archives of the states"; "On the propulsion of steamers." Including Abraham Lincoln's statement on his patent, no. 6469, "Improved method of lifting Vessels over Shoals" and a section on the James Rumsey / John Fitch steamboat controversy. Bookseller Inventory # 003232

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