James Monroe
Patent for a Cast Iron Truss Shears
Location of original: Offices of Beem Patent Law Firm, Chicago, IL

Key Signers
President: James Monroe
Secretary of State: John Quincy Adams
Attorney General: William Wirt

Patent Information
Date signed: July 31, 1822
Inventor: Enos Baldwin
Invention Title: Cast Iron Truss Shears

This patent is signed by James Monroe as President and John Quincy Adams as Secretary of State. In this patent, only a portion of the year is preprinted (“eighteen hundred and ___”). For the year of independence, it is preprinted as “forty ____”.