Jun 17, 2021 - Sale 2573

Sale 2573 - Lot 76

Price Realized: $ 2,125
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
ADAMS, JOHN QUINCY. Partly-printed vellum Document Signed, "J.Q. Adams," as President, granting a patent to Rufus Tyler for his improvement "in the machine combining the principles of the circular and straight line dividing engines and an engine causing a revolving graver or etching point to engrave or trace circular lines upon a printing cylinder . . . ." Countersigned by Secretary of State Henry Clay. With a small ink diagram on paper and four additional vellum leaves describing Tyler's improvement in detail, attached with silk ribbon. 8 1/2 pages, 15x11 1/2 inches; long closed tear through diagram, folds, faint scattered soiling, paper seal and ribbon intact. With the original tin storage tube. Washington, 9 October 1828