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Canadian Patents, 1869-1919


This database covering the years between 1869 and 1919 enables viewing of over 190,000 full patents with digitised images, registered in Canada by Canadian citizens or residents.

Please keep in mind that only patents issued to Canadian citizens and residents are available in this collection. Canadian patents issued to non-Canadians and non-residents are not included.

The microfilming of these patents occurred during the 1970s and 1980s. Researchers may notice some interesting preservation inconsistencies captured while scanning these films, such as the appearance of hands or fingers along with the patents.

NOTE: Canadian patent numbers for the years 1895 to 1919 will be added to the database in the future.

Visit the virtual exhibition Made in Canada - Patents of Invention and the Story of Canadian Innovation