Index to Vintage Internet Patent Prints
Paper shade shown on your monitor may not match actual paper used.
Prints are reproductions of the actual patent drawings printed on acid free parchment paper.
Each print will include one or more original patent drawings and show the inventor, patent number and year of the patent. Drawings from several pages of the document may be used on the print for artistic purposes.
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You are purchasing images of the patent files only, you are not purchasing the patent rights.
Available Sizes 10 X 13, 11 X 14, 12 X 16 and 13 X 19 inches.
Complete patent documents as .pdf files are available at the bottom of each category page.
Introducing Combined Prints
On some of the patent drawings the name of the company the patent is assigned to is not always obvious, we have decided to use the first page of the written description as a base printed in lighter type to include this information.
Available from PatentPrintArt.com
Famous & Unique
- Edison, Thomas A
- Tesla, Nicola
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|The U.S. Patent system is a bit confusing, the first American patent was issued in 1646, by the colony of Massachusetts, for a mill for manufacturing scythes. The first patent issued in the United States was for a "Method of Making Potash or Pearl Ash", issued in 1790 to Samuel Hopkins of Pittsford, Vermont, signed by George Washington. The patent examiner was Thomas Jefferson. The number on this patent is X1. The Patent Office had already issued nearly 10,000 unnumbered patents, when a fire destroyed many of the original records in December of 1836. Using private files, the office was able to restore 2,845 patents starting with the X1 number. Patent 1, the first patent issued under the new numbering system, went to Senator John Ruggles of Thomaston, Maine. His invention, patented July 13, 1836, was a cog mechanism for locomotive wheels.|