Canada’s first patent was on Eureka Fluid Meter - This Day in Patent History

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On August 18, 1869, Canadian Intellectual Property Office issued the Canadian patent to W. Hamilton for Eureka Fluid Meter, a machine for measuring liquids.

The fluid meter consisted of a piston and valve mechanism which, Hamilton claimed, “move[d] without appreciable friction or consumption of power.

Hamilton’s most successful invention was a “fish-plate bolt”, which reduced the number of railway accidents caused by rails coming loose from their ties.

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