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Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) [Patent for Abraham Lincoln's improvement in buoying vessels over shoals]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01304 Author/Creator: Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Printed document Date: 22 May 1849 Pagination: 3 p. ; 28.8 x 20 cm.

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Summary of Content: Patent granted to Lincoln for inventing "a new and improved manner of combining adjustable buoyant air chambers with a steamboat or other vessel for the purpose of enabling their draught of water to be readily lessened to enable them to pass over bars ... " Includes a written description and diagram.

Background Information:

People: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Science and TechnologyPresidentPatentTransportationSteamboat

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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