First Patent in Canada National Historic Event

Québec, Quebec
First Patent in Canada Plaque (© Parks Canada | Parcs Canada)
Plaque in place
(© Parks Canada | Parcs Canada)
Address : Montmorency Park, Québec, Quebec

Recognition Statute: Historic Sites and Monuments Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. H-4)
Designation Date: 1929-05-17

Other Name(s):
  • First Patent in Canada  (Designation Name)

Importance: Issued in 1824 by the Province of Lower Canada, for a washing and fulling machine design


Existing plaque:  Montmorency Park, Québec, Quebec

The first patent of invention was issued by the Province of lower Canada in the Parliament Buildings which stood on this site. It was granted on the 8th June, 1824, for a washing and fulling machine in favour of Noah Cushing of Quebec.