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James Madison
Early American Innovation in Supplying Clean Water to a Growing Population: The First U.S. Patent Issued Improving the Aqueduct
Patent Document Signed by James Madison as President, 2 pages, 12" x 14.75", April 4, 1810. The first patent ever issued in the United States for improving the aqueduct-the primary technology in conveying clean water for human consumption. Sanitation and delivery of clean water remain a major issue to the present day as poorer countries still suffer epidemic illness that could be prevented by new innovations and technologies. As the first U.S. patent ever issued for an improvement to the aqueduct, this document shows the important role of innovators and how new technology can overcome major challenges to sanitation. This historic document is one of only two presidential signed patents relating to water and the only one relating to public water that has come on the market in the past 30 years. Signed Patent issued for an "improvement in making Earthen or Clay Tubes for Aqueducts."As the American Colonies became the United States of America, the burgeoning cities put a stain on the meager urban water systems. Public health and fire safety were problems posed by the new denser population centers, which existing water systems were unable to accommodate. Although germs were still unknown, scientists were beginning to realize that foul water played a role in disease transmission. New York City, Baltimore, Boston,Philadelphia, and Chicago all suffered from the contamination of their wells that rendered them undrinkable. At the end of the 18th and first half of the 19th century, an outbreak of yellow fever, three severe cholera outbreaks and an outbreak of typhoid devastated … [Click Below for Full Description]
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