22" x 17" framed document granting Morgan L Rood of Marshall, Michigan who paid $30 to the Treasury of the United States for a patent on November, 22, 1853. Document is signed by the Secretary of the Interior and the Commissioner of Patents. Lot includes a hand written letter in a 22" x 17" frame signed by Morgan L. Rood describing the cylinder and mechanical details of his invention. Letter has written content on both sides and is witnessed by George Johnson and Isaac Gifford. The letter has an affixed trade card of Joe Van Den Berg of Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Both documents are in very good condition.
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