James Finigan patent
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James Finigan patent

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Finigan, James.
Title: James Finigan patent
Dates: 1818
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0254

Biographical/Historical Note

No biographical information is available on James Finigan.

Scope and Content Note

The James Finigan patent was issued on October 8, 1818 to James Finigan for an improved method of varnishing and japanning leather. The patent is signed by James Monroe, President of the United States, John Quincy Adams, Secretary of State, and William Wirt, Attorney General. The patent is printed on parchment and bears the Great Seal of the United States of America. Attached to the patent is a detailed description of the patented process.

Index Terms

Finigan, James.
Leather industry and trade--Patents.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification] James Finigan patent, MS 254, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Colonel C.H. Olmstead, 1888.


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


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