Patents

Specification of George Frederick Beutner and Albert Antoine Lateulere - Improvements in Musical Boxes and Like Musical Instruments - No. 8196

Catalogue no: 1070
Dewey No: Subject(s): Patents
Author(s): Albert A. Lateulere, George F. Beutner
Total pages: 4 Illustrations: 2 fold out Language(s): English Publication date: 1886
Editor: Publisher: The Patent Office
Dimensions: 290mm x 200mm Condition: Paper cover very fragile and torn in half, edges of text pages dog eared and frayed
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Relates ti; "Improvements in Musical Boxes and like Musical Instruments". The patent describes four innovations as follows; 1. A barrel with a longitudinal gap in its side for ease of removal and replacement. 2. A combination of a barrel described above with a shaft with guide for barrel 3. A combination of the said barrel with a sliding rod and notches 4. A combination of said barrel and a means of fastening it. Printed 1887 Inside front cover is label of "The Library of The Brotish Horological Institute London 673"
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Specification of Harrison Mill Frodsham - Escapaments for Watches and Clocks - No. 2912

Catalogue no: 1066
Dewey No: Subject(s): Patents
Author(s): Harrison Mill Frodsham
Total pages: 2 Illustrations: None Language(s): English Publication date: 1876, !5th July
Editor: Publisher: The Great Seal Patent Office
Dimensions: 290mm x 200mm Condition: Paper cover fragile
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Relates to, "Improvements in Independent Equi-motive Escapements for Watches, Clocks, and other Timekeepers". The patent describes a form of constant force escapement. Printed 1877 Malcolm Gardner, Horological Bookseller sticker on front cove
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Specification of Adolphe Lancon, Junior - Watches - No. 504

Catalogue no: 1062
Dewey No: Subject(s): Patents
Author(s): Adolphe Lancon, junior
Total pages: 4 Illustrations: 2 fold out Language(s): English Publication date: 1859
Editor: Publisher: The Great Seal Patent Office
Dimensions: 290mm x 200mm Condition: Paper cover fragile
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Relates to, "A New System of Watches". The text describes a new escapement of the frictional rest type although he it also describes the system as follows; "in those watches known as men's watches, the fouth catching, called escapement catching, is suppressed". The text and illustrations reveal an escapament that has some features of a cylinder escapament and some of a duplex escapament, designed pricipally for easy of manufacture.
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Specification of John Sanders - Watches - No. 450

Catalogue no: 1063
Dewey No: Subject(s): Patents
Author(s): John Sanders
Total pages: 6 Illustrations: 1 fold out Language(s): English Publication date: 1860
Editor: Publisher: The Great Seal Patent Office
Dimensions: 290mm x 200mm Condition: Paper cover fragile and torn, small tear in text
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Relates to; "Certain Improvements in Watches". The patent describes four improvements as follows; 1. A mechanism for setting the hands of a watch without opening the case 2. A winding mechanism for watches with a going barrel 3. A winding mechanism for fusee watches 4. A method of sotpping and starting a watch at will
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Specification of John Cole and Joseph Cole - Watches - No. 1833

Catalogue no: 1064
Dewey No: Subject(s): Patents
Author(s): John Cole, Joseph Cole
Total pages: 5 Illustrations: 1 fold out Language(s): English Publication date: 1861, 20th July
Editor: Publisher: The Great Seal Patent Office
Dimensions: 290mm x 200mm Condition: Paper cover fragile
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Relates to; "An Improvement in the Construction of Watches". The patent describes a method by which a centre seconds watch may be made to have dead beat action. This involves an additional small spring in a spring barrel attached to the forth wheel, plus a fly which is released every second.
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Specification of Charles Grant Kelvey and William Holland - Chronometers &c - No. 2184

Catalogue no: 1065
Dewey No: Subject(s): Patents
Author(s): Charles Grant Kelvey, William Holland
Total pages: 5 Illustrations: 1 fold out Language(s): English Publication date: 1863, 4th Sept
Editor: Publisher: The Great Seal Patent Office
Dimensions: 290mm x 200mm Condition: Paper cover ver fragile and torn, small tear in pages of text
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Relates to; "Improvements in the Construction of Chronometers and other Timekeepers". The patent describes two innovations as follows; 1. "Firstly, constructing, arranging, and combining the several parts constituting the escapament of watches and other timekeepers". 2. "The use of a detachable cock on the pillar plate with a moveable piece on the plate thereon, for adjusting the escapaments of watches and othe timekeepers". Printed 1864 Malcolm Gardner, Horological Bookseller sticker on front cover and first page
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Specification of Edwin Bartholomew Horn - Compensating Apparatus for Watches or Timepieces - No. 2352

Catalogue no: 1061
Dewey No: Subject(s): Patents
Author(s): Edwin Bartholomew Horn
Total pages: 3 Illustrations: 1 fold out Language(s): English Publication date: 1858
Editor: Publisher: The Great Seal Patent Office
Dimensions: 290mm x 200mm Condition: Generally good, covers a bit fragile
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Relates to; "An Improved Compensation Apparatus for a Hair Spring Balance for a Watch or Timepiece". The patent describes a bi- metallic balance spring and a sliding plate to which the balance spring stud is attached, so designed to be adjustable in order to put the escapement in beat. Published 1859
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Specification of James Feguson Cole - Watches and other Time-Keepers - No. 443

Catalogue no: 1060
Dewey No: Subject(s): Patents
Author(s): James Furguson Cole
Total pages: 2 Illustrations: None Language(s): English Publication date: 1858
Editor: Publisher: The Great Seal Patent Office
Dimensions: 290mm x 200mm Condition: Cover and pages fragile and frayed
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Relates to; "An Improvement in Watches and other Time-Keepers, and and Improved Escapement Wheel or Pallet to be employed therein". Describes the Resilient escapement. A working model of this escapement by Egbert Storer is in the BHI collection
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Specification of Charles Cummins - Clock Escapements - No. 1769

Catalogue no: 1054
Dewey No: Subject(s): Patents
Author(s): Charles Cummins
Total pages: 4 Illustrations: 1 fold out Language(s): English Publication date: 1853
Editor: Publisher: The Queen's Printing Office
Dimensions: 290mm x 200mm Condition: Generally good, cover frayed slightly
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Relates to; "Improving Clock Escapements". The patent describes an escapement with a single roller or two rollers acting as pallets on a pin wheel type escapement Reprint of 1854
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Specification of William Edward Newton - Timekeepers - No. 2324

Catalogue no: 1055
Dewey No: Subject(s): Patents
Author(s): William Edward Newton
Total pages: 9 Illustrations: 1 fold out Language(s): English Publication date: 1857
Editor: Publisher: The Great Seal Patent Office
Dimensions: 290mm x 200mm Condition: Ble paper cover fragile and frayed
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Relates to; "Improvements in Clocks or Timekeepers". The patent descibes five innovations as follows; 1. The actuating of the moving parts of timekeepers (or some of them) by means of pallets and an escape wheel without the use of cogged wheels and pinions 2. The method by which the escape wheel gives impulse to the pendulum 3. Balancing the hammer 4. The method of communicating motion from the shaft of the minute hand to the hour hand by a toothed wheel and pins
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