Frank and Virginia Williams
This illustration is three angles of the Abraham Lincoln's invention at the patent office in Washington, titled here as "A. Lincoln's Imp'd Manner of Buoying Vessels patented 25 May 1849." The description below the figures cites the illustration as a "reduced facsimile of illustrations in the patent office." The page offers no context for what the intention's intended use. The illustration was scanned from volume one of Abraham Lincoln : A History by John G. Nicolay and John Hay.
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New York : The Century Co
Inventions; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1866
Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Nicolay and Hay’s Abraham Lincoln, Volume 1, page 73
The Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana
Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version)
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"Illustration of "A. Lincoln's Imp'd Manner of Bouying Vessels", May 25, 1849" (1849). Images. 4.