1831

Andrew Jackson
Patent for a Method of Making Rope
Location of original: Offices of Beem Patent Law Firm, Chicago, IL

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Key Signers
President: Andrew Jackson
Secretary of State: Edward Livingston
Attorney General: Roger Taney

Patent Information
Date signed: December 29, 1831
Inventor: Aaron Bull
Invention Title: Making rope, cords, cables, tow lines, and cordage in general

On display is the first page of a patent issued in 1831, signed by President Andrew Jackson. The Seal of the United States is prominently displayed on the first page, with a beige ribbon binding the subsequent pages of the patent. The patent is for an improvement in “making rope, cords, cables, tow lines, and cordage in general.”