Posts Tagged ‘1801’

May 2

Eleven hair trunks were delivered to the city of Washington on the second of May in the year 1801 and were placed in the office of the Clerk of the United States Senate. The trunks contained the first purchase of books for the newly formed Library for “the Use of Both Houses of Congress.” There [...]

April 20

John Gamble an English paper mill proprietor, obtained on this day in 1801 a patent for a machine “for making paper, in single sheets, without seams or joinings, from one to twelve feet and upwards in length.” Thus, with patent No. 2487, the printing industry marched into the industrial revolution. While paper had first been [...]

February 17

“A.D. 1801, February 17th—No. 2481. Mathias Koops of James Street, Westminster, gentleman, for a method of manufacturing paper from straw, hay, thistles, waste, and refuse of hemp and flax, and different kinds of wood and bark, fit for printing and other useful purposes.” So stated the Great Seal Patent Office of London, upon the granting [...]