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Lot 47: 1833 ANDREW JACKSON Presidential Signed Patent: For Musical Instruments!
29 October 2016
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USALive Auction
"Andrew Jackson" Presidential Signed Patent: "applying wind to musical instruments by means of bellows"
ANDREW JACKSON (1767-1845). Seventh President of the United States (1829-1837); Politician and Army Major General who defeated the Creek Indians at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend (1814) and the British Army at the Battle of New Orleans (1815).
April 8, 1833-Dated, Partially-Printed Document Signed, "Andrew Jackson" as President, 1 page, on Vellum, measuring 10.75" x 13.25", Washington, D.C., Very Fine. Marginal binding holes to the left edge and a lightly trimmed bottom edge. The official Embossed Paper and Wax Seal is fully intact. Here, President Andrew Jackson issues a Patent document to Peter L. and George Grosh, having, in part: "invented a new and useful improvement in the mode of applying wind to musical instruments by means of bellows." Signed by Jackson and countersigned by Secretary of State Edward Livingston. Intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, scattered toning, handwritten portions and Jackson's signature several shades light, but still fully legible, measuring a huge 5.25" long. Rare, specially with the Patent being for improved musical instruments.