JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen re: Searching for documents - Patent Applications #general
Jan asked <snip> Can anyone shed light on patent applications -Patent applications in the Univted States are available at Ancestry.com
Select Advanced Search, put in the surname and then under "Keywords" enter
the word "patent". Then select "U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Patents,
1790-1909" for results.
There are several benefits to genealogy. First, you can find out what kind
of patents were applied for and who applied for each one. Second, you can
find out where the applicant(s) lived at that time. One of my husband's
relatives invented several variations of thrashing machines. I have been
able to see the original applications on line, and was lucky enough to find
an original sales brochure for one of them at a state library, in full color.
For more information on patents and trademarks in the US, go to the
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office at http://www.uspto.gov/index.jsp