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Collection Reference Number GLC00062
From Archive Folder Patents for inventions 
Title Patent for Richard Willcox's improvement in metallurgical operations for accelerating and improving the manipulations of metals in general with the use of anthracite coals in particular
Date 5 April 1831
Author Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845)  
Additional authors Berrien, John MacPherson (1781-1856) Jacobs, C. P. (fl. 1831) Sanford, Ephraim (fl. 1831) Van Buren, Martin (1782-1862) Willcox, Richard (fl. 1831)
Document Type Legal document
Content Description Signed by Jackson as President. Countersigned by Martin Van Buren as Secretary of State and John MacPherson Berrien as Attorney General. Signed by Jacobs and Sanford as witnesses to Willcox's description of his metallurgical system. Includes a one page diagram of Willcox's invention. Several scraps of pink ribbon accompany this document separately.
Subjects Science and Technology  President  Patent  
People Berrien, John MacPherson (1781-1856)  Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845)  Jacobs, C. P. (fl. 1831)  Sanford, Ephraim (fl. 1831)  Van Buren, Martin (1782-1862)  Willcox, Richard (fl. 1831)  
Place written Washington, D.C.
Theme Law; Science, Technology, Invention; The Presidency
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859