The Great Seal Patent Office

Specification of Joseph Moseley Elliot - Watches and Chronometers - No 2759

Catalogue no: 1013
Dewey No: Subject(s): Patents
Author(s): Joseph Moseley Elliot
Total pages: 3 Illustrations: 1 Language(s): English Publication date: 1804
Editor: Publisher: The Great Seal Patent Office
Dimensions: 290mm x 200mm Condition: Blue Paper covers fragile and torn
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Relates to, "Making or Constructing Repeaters or Repeating Watches and Chronometers upon a New and Improved Principle". Reprint of 1856 Malcolm Gardner, Horological Bookseller sticker
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Specification of Ralph Gout - Pedometers and Pedmetrical Watches - N0. 2351

Catalogue no: 1012
Dewey No: Subject(s): Patents
Author(s): Ralph Gout
Total pages: 5 Illustrations: 1 fold out Language(s): English Publication date: 1799
Editor: Publisher: The Great Seal Patent Office
Dimensions: 290mm x 200mm Condition: Blue paper cover fragile
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Relating to, "Certain New Improvements or Pedometers and Pedometrical Watches, for the Purpose of Ascertaining more accurately, and with greater Precision, the Number of Steps the Wearer makes in Walking, and, when affixed to a Saddle, the Number of paces the Horse makes; and also, when affixed to a Curricle or other carriage, the Number of the Revolutions of the Wheel". The illustration shows the working parts of the pedometer mechanism and how it can be fitted to a saddle. Reprint of 1856
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Specification of Charles Haley - Marine Time-Keeper - No. 2132

Catalogue no: 1011
Dewey No: Subject(s): Patents
Author(s): Charles Haley
Total pages: 3 Illustrations: Yes, fold out Language(s): English Publication date: 1796
Editor: Publisher: The Great Seal Patent Office
Dimensions: 290mm x 200mm Condition: Blue paper cover fragile, small tear to fold out
Related titles: The Marine Chronometer by R.T.Gould, pp140-1 Related library records:
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Relating to; "New Invented Marine Time-Keeper for the better ascertaining the Longitude at Sea". A constant force type escapement A reprint of 1856
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Specification of Peter Litherland - Escapement for Timepieces - No. 1830

Catalogue no: 1010
Dewey No: Subject(s): Patents
Author(s): Peter Litherland
Total pages: 2 Illustrations: Yes, I fold out Language(s): English Publication date: 1791
Editor: Publisher: The Great Seal Patent Office
Dimensions: 290mm x 200mm Condition: Blue paper cover fragile
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A description of the rack lever escapement as follows; "An Entire New Escapament to be applied to Watches or Clocks, or Dials called Watches or Clocks, for the Use both of Sea and Land, which Acts upon an Entire New Principle, prodicing Greater Certainty of Time than any hitherto Invented, being more Simple and less liable to be out of Repair, and when Repaired effected with less Danger to the Mechanical Principles on which is Constructed, than former Watches &c;" Reprint of 1856
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Specification of George Sanderson - Machinery for the Manufacture of Watches. No. 763

Catalogue no: 1009
Dewey No: Subject(s): Patents
Author(s): George Sanderson
Total pages: 5 Illustrations: Yes, 1 fold out page Language(s): English Publication date: 1761
Editor: Publisher: The Great Seal Patent Office
Dimensions: 290mm x 200mm Condition: Blue paper covers fragile
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Patent relating to "Various Sorts of Tools and Engines for the Preparing, Stamping, Fixing, Turning, Cutting, and Finishing of divers Parts of or belonging to a Watch in a much more Accurate and Expeditious Manner than hath been heretofore practised by Means of the Tools hitherto used for these Purposes." The machinery in question is an early form of capstan tool post A reprint of 1856
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Specification of George Sanderson, AD 1762, No 777

Catalogue no: 1008
Dewey No: Subject(s): Patents
Author(s): George Sanderson
Total pages: 4 Illustrations: Yes, 1 page Language(s): English Publication date: 1762
Editor: Publisher: The Great Seal Patent Office
Dimensions: 290mm x 200mm Condition: Blue Paper covers fragile
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Patent relating to a mechanical lunar and calendar key described as follows (original spelling):
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Specification of John Arnold - Timekeepers - 1775, No. 1113

Catalogue no: 1007
Dewey No: Subject(s): Patents
Author(s): John Arnold
Total pages: 3 Illustrations: Yes, 1 Language(s): English Publication date: 1775
Editor: Publisher: The Great Seal Patent Office
Dimensions: 290mm x 200mm Condition: Blue paper covers fragile
Related titles: John Arnold & Son by Vaudrey Mercer, pp65-6 Related library records:
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Patent relating to "A New Pendulum Spring for Timekeepers, and the Method of Compensating the Effect of Heat and Cold on the Same". A reprint of 1856
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Specification of Joseph Bosley - Watches. Patent No 698

Catalogue no: 1006
Dewey No: Subject(s): Patents
Author(s): Joseph Bosley
Total pages: 6 Illustrations: None Language(s): English Publication date: 1755
Editor: Publisher: The Great Seal Patent Office
Dimensions: 290mm x 200mm Condition: Blue paper cover fragile
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A reprint of original published in 1857. Price 4d. Patent relates to "New Invented Movement of Repeating Watches, and all other sorts of Watches, on a New Principle, never heretofore used, which gives a much lighter and kinder Friction all through the work, carrys a Greater Power to the balance, goes much more Regular, lasts longer without repair, and costs but a little more money than Repeating or other watches made on any priniple heretofore used; and also my New Invented Slide to Watches, which is more Intelligible and Certain, to Regulate watche by,"
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Patent No.371. Preparing Stones, Glass, and Other Materials used in manufacturing Clocks or watches

Catalogue no: 1005
Dewey No: Subject(s): Patents
Author(s): Jacob Debanfre, Nicholas Facio, Peter Debanfre
Total pages: 4 Illustrations: Language(s): English Publication date: 1704
Editor: Publisher: The Great Seal Patent Office
Dimensions: 290mm x 200mm Condition: Blue paper cover fragile
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A reprint of 1857 from original. Price 3d Patent relates to the following (original spelling); "An Art of Working Pretious or more Comon Stones (whether Naturall or Artificial), Christal, or Glass, and certain other Matters different from Metals, so that they may be employed and made vse of in Clockwork or Watchwork and many other Engins, not for Ornament only, but as an Internal and Vsefull Part of the Work or Engine itselfe, in such Manners as have not heretofore been vsed, and that the said Art will be very beneficial to the Trade of Making Watches and Clocks".
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Letters Patent and Specifications. Watches, Clocks

Catalogue no: 1004
Dewey No: R681.1109 Subject(s): Patents
Author(s): Multiple
Total pages: Illustrations: Language(s): English Publication date: 1661 - 1857
Editor: Publisher: The Great Seal Patent Office
Dimensions: 11" x 8" (290mm x 200mm) Condition: Some volumes in poor condition with damaged spines
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The first gift to the BHI library from a public body. Presented 1859 by the Patent Office. The patent details are contained within thirteen bound volumes, the first eight being designated "Old Law", the final five being "New Law". Vol 1, 1661 - 1799, Nos. 131 - 2351 Vol 2, 1801 - 1820, Nos. 2482 - 4501 Vol 3, 1821 - 1839, Nos. 4530 - 8308 Vol 4, 1840 - 1841, Nos. 8418 - 9120 Vol 5, 1842 - 1844, Nos. 9302 - 10,358 Vol 6, 1845 - 1846, Nos. 10,625 - 11443 Vol 7, 1847 Nos. 11,576 - 11,987 Vol 8, 1848 - 1852, Nos. 12,154 - 14,146 Vol 9, 1852 Nos. 40 - 1187 Vol 10, 1853 Nos.

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