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Robert Fulton Signed Rare Bank Check 1 Year after
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Fulton Robert

Robert Fulton Signed Rare Bank Check 1 Year after "Fulton's Folly" Steamship Service Established


A paper slip inscribed overall by American inventor Robert Fulton (1765-1815), and signed by him as "Robt Fulton" at lower right. Dated August 20, 1808. On cream laid paper. A few isolated holes and a reversible pencil mark near Fulton's signature, else near fine. 7.25" x 3.5".


In full:


"Bank of Columbia George Town

August the 20th 1808

Pay the bearer thirty dollars


30 dollars


Robt Fulton".


Robert Fulton perfected existing steamship technology, enabling he and his business partner, influential Revolutionary War-era politician and Founding Father Robert R. Livingston (1746-1813), to establish the first commercially successful steamship service the year before, in 1807. The North River Steamboat, known locally as the Clermont, embarked on its maiden voyage on August 17, 1807, almost exactly one year before Fulton signed this promissory note. On that remarkable first voyage, the North River Streamboat transported passengers from New York City 150 miles up the Hudson River to Albany in just 32 hours. Later, Fulton oversaw steamboat service on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. In addition to steamship design, Fulton also developed plans for submarines, naval torpedoes, and warships, or floating batteries.


The Bank of Columbia, located in George Town, Maryland, was chartered in 1793 and failed in 1834. $30 in 1808 money was the equivalent of $610 in 2019 currency.


This item comes with a Certificate from John Reznikoff, a premier authenticator for both major 3rd party authentication services, PSA and JSA (James Spence Authentications), as well as numerous auction houses.


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Robert Fulton Signed Rare Bank Check 1 Year after

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Fulton Robert

Robert Fulton Signed Rare Bank Check 1 Year after "Fulton's Folly" Steamship Service Established


A paper slip inscribed overall by American inventor Robert Fulton (1765-1815), and signed by him as "Robt Fulton" at lower right. Dated August 20, 1808. On cream laid paper. A few isolated holes and a reversible pencil mark near Fulton's signature, else near fine. 7.25" x 3.5".


In full:


"Bank of Columbia George Town

August the 20th 1808

Pay the bearer thirty dollars


30 dollars


Robt Fulton".


Robert Fulton perfected existing steamship technology, enabling he and his business partner, influential Revolutionary War-era politician and Founding Father Robert R. Livingston (1746-1813), to establish the first commercially successful steamship service the year before, in 1807. The North River Steamboat, known locally as the Clermont, embarked on its maiden voyage on August 17, 1807, almost exactly one year before Fulton signed this promissory note. On that remarkable first voyage, the North River Streamboat transported passengers from New York City 150 miles up the Hudson River to Albany in just 32 hours. Later, Fulton oversaw steamboat service on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. In addition to steamship design, Fulton also developed plans for submarines, naval torpedoes, and warships, or floating batteries.


The Bank of Columbia, located in George Town, Maryland, was chartered in 1793 and failed in 1834. $30 in 1808 money was the equivalent of $610 in 2019 currency.


This item comes with a Certificate from John Reznikoff, a premier authenticator for both major 3rd party authentication services, PSA and JSA (James Spence Authentications), as well as numerous auction houses.


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