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John Adams
A Rare and Important Presidential Patent Signed by John Adams to the Founder of the American Mechanized Lumbering Industry President John Adams issues Robert McKean a patent for the first ever steam-run saw mill or revolutionary "steam engines to the purpose of sawing, cutting, and manufacturing all kinds of lumber"
24/03/1798. John Adams We have found only 3 patents of Adams having reached the market in at least 40 years; Only ten patents also signed by the Secretary of State are known to have survived.The mechanical genius of America was early turned towards inventions and improvements in various kinds of machinery. To encourage this, in April 1790 Congress passed the Patent Act, under which the right to grant patents was permitted for new inventions and improvements upon old ones. The first patent was issued in July 1790. Of particular interest in this era of mechanization were those inventions or processes in which steam was the moving power.In 1791, two men received identical patents from the Federal Government. John Fitch and James Rumsey claimed to have invented the same technology: a steamboat. Also receiving patents for steam craft in that year were Nathan Read, John Stevens, and Englehart Cruse. Most of these early steamboat claims came to nothing, but a few are worth noting. Fitch did build a functioning steamboat, and John Stevens, perhaps more of a steam engine inventor than a steamboat inventor, went on to practice engineering for the rest of his life, and left sons who were also engineers. He is said to have put the first steam-driven locomotive on tracks in the U.S. in 1826. This was done on tracks on his own estate just to prove it could be done. Stevens obtained from the New Jersey legislature the first charter ever granted in the United States for a railroad. One of his sons founded the Stevens Institute of Technology.In 1798 Nicholas Roosevelt and James Sullivan re … [Click Below for Full Description]
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