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Lincoln's Patent

Time: May 22, 2019 from 11pm to 11:15pm
Location: Washington Patent Office and the Smithsonian
City/Town: Washington, DC
Website or Map: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki…
Event Type: history, president, lincoln, patents
Organized By: John Voris, Lead Coordinator
Latest Activity: Mar 14, 2019

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Abraham Lincoln the only US president to receive a U.S. patent !

On May 22, 1849, Abraham Lincoln received Patent No. 6469 for a device to lift boats over shoals, an invention which was never manufactured. However, it eventually made him the only U.S. president to hold a patent.

Trivia: Lincoln's Secretary, John G Nicolay, a newspaperman,  owned 5 patents: 4 for improvements to printing presses and one for an improved chair for camping.

There is a replica of Lincoln's scale model at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. The purpose was to raise boats over shoals and sand bars, but it was never used.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abraham_Lincoln%27s_patent 

Saluting the ingenuity and inventiveness of individual Americans to create the latest new thing . . .

 

I would rather improve my business every day

than depend on a breakthrough every year.

   Philip Kotler, American Professor  

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