U.S. Patent No. 373439-2 Tramway and Car Reworked, Series 2
Patent Illustration, Reinvented
Thomas Jefferson, then the Secretary of State of the United States, issued the first official U.S. patent on July 31, 1790. Since then, the United States Patent Office, in its various incarnations, has issued millions of patents with a view to promoting “the Progress of Science and useful Arts”, in the words of the Constitution’s Article I, Section 8.
This illustration — updated for your viewing pleasure — was submitted as part of U.S. Patent No. 373439, titled Tramway and Car and dated November 22, 1887.
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