The first patent ever


WORLD'S FIRST PATENT
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Who holds the world's first patent?

In 1421, Filippo Brunelleschi received the world's first patent for invention. He created a method of transporting marble more cheaply via a paddleboat and his patent gave him the right to burn any ship borrowing his design for three years.

America's first patent was granted July 31 1790 to Samuel Hopkins which is now patent # X1. He patented a process for making potash and pearl ash which were the ingredients in soap. His patent was not issued a number at this time, but registered by name and date.

July 04 1836 the Patent Act was introduced and the numbering system implemented. Up to this time about 10,000 patents were already issued, but many were lost due to fire. Only just over 1/4 of the patents were restored and numbered with a "X" before the number thus Samuel Hopkins held patent X1.

Senator John Ruggles holds patent #1 which was registered July 13 1836 for a cog mechanism for locomotive wheels.

The first patent ever

The first patent ever

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