Patent of the Month: Still Design, 1808

Written on: February 26, 2014 | 1 Comment

Stills similar to the one represented in this drawing were used to make distilled liquors and were commonly used in America during the early 19th-century. And their “descendants” are still being found in the mountains of rural America!

A preview of an exhibit planned for 2015 here at the National Archives: “Spirited Republic.”

Eli Barnum & Benj. Brooks Still Design Patent, 1808

Still Design Patent

Records of the Patent and Trademark Office, National Archives Identifier 305887

One Response to “Patent of the Month: Still Design, 1808”

  1. Tisha said:

    It looks primitive and antique. A great invention for our liquor today


    (March 11, 2014 at 2:46 pm)