Patents

Specification of Morris Tobias - Binnacle Time-Keepers - No. 3584

Catalogue no: 1020
Dewey No: Subject(s): Patents
Author(s): Morris Tobias
Total pages: 4 Illustrations: 1 fold out Language(s): English Publication date: 1812
Editor: Publisher: The Great Seal Patent Office
Dimensions: 290mm x 200mm Condition: Blue paper covers fragile and torn
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Relates to, "A Binnacle Time Piece or Time Keeper". "My Invention is intended to supercede the use of sand glasses used on board ships". "to divide time in the same manner as seamen and mariners usually do at sea by means of a half-hour sand glass and bell, for the purpose of regulating their several watches on deack and in the amnner in which I have contrived the case, and fitted the said time keeper into it, to answer several purposes in regard to winding up and securing it from injury by wet, and for conveniently and securely attaching it or fixing it into a binnacle,". Reprint of 1856
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Specification of Seth Hunt - Escapement for Watches, Clocks, and Chronometers - No. 4128

Catalogue no: 1021
Dewey No: Subject(s): Patents
Author(s): Seth Hunt
Total pages: 4 Illustrations: I fold out Language(s): English Publication date: 1817
Editor: Publisher: The Great Seal Patent Office
Dimensions: 290mm x 200mm Condition: Blue paper covers fragile
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Relating to, "A New or Improved Escapement for Clocks, Watches and Chronometers." The escapement is named the Columbian Escapement and is a cross between a duplex and detent escapement
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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 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 Joseph Moseley Elliot. Watches and Timekeepers. No. 2983

Catalogue no: 1014
Dewey No: Subject(s): Patents
Author(s): Joseph Moseley Elliot
Total pages: 3 Illustrations: 1 Language(s): English Publication date: 1806
Editor: Publisher: The Great Seal Patent Office
Dimensions: 290mm - 200mm Condition: Blue paper covers fragile
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Relates to "New Improved Method of Making and Constructing Repeaters or Repeating Watches and Timepieces". A different repeating mechanism to that of Elliots specification of 1804. Malcolm Gardner, Horological Bookseller sticker Reprint of 1856
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Specification of Joseph Manton. Timekeepers. No. 3085

Catalogue no: 1015
Dewey No: Subject(s): Patents
Author(s): Joseph Manton
Total pages: 4 Illustrations: 1 fold out Language(s): English Publication date: 1807
Editor: Publisher: The Great Seal Patent Office
Dimensions: 290mm x 200mm Condition: Blue paper covers fragile
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Relates to "Inventions in Timekeepers". A patent concerning a device to allow timekeepers to be run in a vacuum. 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
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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 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 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 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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