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Buchanan, James (1791-1868) [Patent for Matthias Baldwin's combination of the steam whistle and the boiler]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00063 Author/Creator: Buchanan, James (1791-1868) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Document signed Date: 28 May 1846 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Signed by James Buchanan as Secretary of State. Countersigned by Edmund Burke as United States Commissioner of Patents. Baldwin's written description of the combined steam whistle/boiler is signed by E. W. C. Green and John White as witnesses. Contains a one page diagram depicting Baldwin's invention. Sealed and bound with a light blue ribbon (frayed and torn) and accompanied by a light green paper seal. Elaborate engraved seal at the top of the first page, annotated with the names Henry Stone, Pxt. and Bannerman, Sc.

People: Baldwin, Matthias William, 1795-1866.
Buchanan, James, 1791-1868.
Burke, Edmund, 1809-1882.
Green, E. W. C., fl. 1846.
White, John, fl. 1846.

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Keywords/Subjects: Science and Technology, Presidents, Steam, Patent

Sub Era: Age of Jackson