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John Stevens
Portrait: Thurston, Robert Henry

A History of the Growth of the Steam-engine
New York: D. Appleton, 1878). Z,621.1,T54a3


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Model of Steven's "Little Julianna" 1804

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John Stevens (1749–1838):

John Stevens was an engineer, inventor, promoter of steam transportation on water and on land (steamboats and railroads), born in New York City. He was a brother-in-law of Robert R. Livingston.

His petition to the U.S. Congress resulted in the Patent Law of 1790, the foundation of the present U.S. patent system.

 

* BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION from:

Dictionary of American Biography,
New York State Library call number: A,920.073,qD55a