Confederate patent office report.
--The annual report of the Commissioner of Patents
was made to Congress Thursday.
Last year 114 applications were made, 47 caveats filed, 89 patents issued, and 13 United States
patents and assignments thereof, in whole or in part, recorded and revived.
One patent was granted to a citizen of Bavaria
, 33 to Virginia
, 11 to Georgia
, 9 to Missouri
, 8 to Texas
, 7 to North Carolina
, 6 to Alabama
, 4 to Mississippi
, 4 to Louisiana
, 3 to Kentucky
, 2 to South Carolina
, and one to Abingdon
--41 are for improvements in fire arms, projectiles, implements of war and machinery for their manufacture, a fair proportion of which have been adopted by the Government
and proven of practical service.--More than a third of the applications for patents are for inventions of this nature.
The office is self-sustaining, being no expense to the Government
The whole number of patents granted since he organization of the Government