NEEDLES & PINS

BRITISH PATENTS

Abridgments of Specifications Relating to Needles & Pins

A.D. 1755-1866

Published at the Office of the Commissioners of Patents for Inventions

The Abridgments marked thus (••) in the following pages were prepared for another series or class and have been transferred therefrom to this volume.

B. Woodcroft  (May, 1871)

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GB 701                         Charles Frederick Weisenthal

of the city of London, merchant, of his new invented art of working fine thread in needlework after the manner of Dresden needlework; to hold to him, his executors, administrators &  assignators, within England, Wales, & town of Berwick-upon-Tweed for the term of 14 years pursuant to the statute; with a clause to enroll within 3 calendar months from the date hereof. Witnesses, &c..

June 24, 1755

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GB 1.097                              William Sheward

of Redditch, in the county of Worcester, worsted needle maker, of his new invented method of making needles, with the eyes thereof upon a new and particular construction; to hold to him, his executors, administrators &  assignators, within England, Wales and town of Berwick-upon-Tweed for the term of 14 years pursuant to the statute; with a clause to enroll the same within four calendar months from the date hereof.

June 10, 1775

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GB 1.683                               William Sheward

of Birmingham, in the county of Warwick, needle maker, improved the method of finishing, effecting and completing the eye of a needle, in a way superior to any yet invented, so as to prevent the thread, silk, or other material used with the needle from cutting, breaking, or fraying; to hold to him, his executors, administrators &  assignators, within England, Wales & town of Berwick-upon-Tweed for the term of 14 years pursuant to the statute; with a clause to enroll the same within one calendar month from the date hereof.

June 9, 1789

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GB 1.719                                 John Andrews

of Redditch, in the parish of Tardbig, in the county of Worcester, needle and fishhook manufacturer, invented a method of making & completing fishhooks of a superior strength, colour and polish to any other fishhooks; to hold to him, his executors, administrators &  assignatorswithin England, Wales & town of Berwick-upon-Tweed for the term of 14 years pursuant to the statute; with a clause to enroll the same within one calendar month from the date hereof.

December 23, 1789

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GB 1.820                               William Dawson

of the town and county of the town of Nottingham, needle maker, invented an engine or machine for making, twisting and looping open work, bobbin lace and also for making lace and open work, as mitts, gloves, caps, handkerchiefs, aprons, stocking pieces and other things of that sort of work that may be worked or manufactured upon the said engine or machine; to hold to him, his executors, administrators & assignators, within England, Wales, & town of Berwick-upon-Tweed for the term of 14 years pursuant to the statute; with a clause to enroll the same within one calendar month from the date hereof.

July 19, 1791

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GB 2.063                                  William Bell

of Walsall, in the county of Stafford, engineer, discovered and invented great improvements in the making and manufacturing of all sorts of needles, bodkins, knitting pins, fish hooks, netting needles, mesh pins and sail needles; to hold to him, his  executors, administrators & assignators, within England, Wales and town of Berwick-upon-Tweed for the term of 14 years pursuant to the statute; with a clause to enroll the same within one calendar month from the date hereof.

September 8, 1795 

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GB 2.182                                Timothy Harris

Manufacture of pins

of Waltham Abbey, in the county of Essex, pin maker, of his new invented method of manufacturing pins with iron and other metals and making the same white; to hold to him, his exors, admors and assigns, within England, Wales and the town of Berwick-upon-Tweed for the term of fourteen years pursuant to the statute; with a clause to inrol the same within six calendar months from the date thereof.

July 4, 1797

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GB 2.902                                Joseph Fletcher

of Horsley, in the county of Derby, needle maker, for his invented machine for raising water; to hold to him, his  executors, administrators & assignators, within that part of our united kingdom  of Great Britain and Ireland called England, our dominion of Wales and town of Berwick-upon-Tweed for the term of 14 years pursuant to the statute; with a clause to enroll the same within 4 calendar months from the date thereof and also for supplying His Majesty's service with all such articles of the said invention as shall be required by the commissioners of our navy for the time being.

January 23, 1806

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GB 3.268                                William  Bundy

Heading pins

of Camden Town, in the county of Middlesex, mathematical instrument maker, for his invented new method of heading pins; to hold to him, his exors, admors and assigns, within that part of our united kingdom  of Great Britain and Ireland called England, our dominion of Wales and town of Berwick-upon-Tweed for the term of fourteen years pursuant to the statute; with a clause to inroll the same within six calendar months from the date thereof.

September 28, 1809

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GB 3.555           John Leigh Bradbury  &  Charles Weaver

Heading pins

both of the city of Gloucester, pin manufacturer, for their invented machine for heading of pins; to hold to them, their exors, admors and assigns, within that part of our united kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland called England, our dominion of Wales, and town of Berwick-upon-Tweed for the term of fourteen years pursuant to the statute; with a clause to inroll the same within six calendar months from the date thereof.  

April 15, 1812

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GB 3.571                                John Scambler

of Birmingham, in the county of Warwick, needle manufacturer, for his invented improvements in the manufacturing of needles; to hold to him, his executors, administrators & assignators, within that part of our united kingdom  of Great Britain and Ireland called England, our dominion of Wales and town of Berwick-upon-Tweed, for the term of 14 years pursuant to the statute; with a clause to enroll the same within 6 calendar months from the date thereof.

June 2, 1812

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GB 4.129                                    Seth  Hunt

Pin making machines

of the United States of America, but now resident in Covent Garden, in the county of Middlesex, esqr, in consequence of a comm. made to him by a cert. foreigner residing abroad he is become possessed of certain combinations of improvements in machinery for making pins; to hold, &c; 6 months

May 23, 1817

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GB 4.955                        Lemuel Wellman Wright

Machinery for making pins

of Wellelose Square, in the county of Middlesex, engineer, for his invented certain combinations of and improvements in machinery for making pins; to hold, &c ; two months.

May 15, 1824

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GB 5.788                                  Henry  Bock

Machinery for Embroidering or Ornamenting fabrics by the use of a large number of needles

A communication from Jose' Heilmann.

Improvements in mechanical science and appliances naturally resulted in the inventio of machines for saving labour and so, by degrees, it was found that embroidery could be produced equally well by machinery as by hand. It is scarcely necessary suffice it to say that most of the modern machines embody the chief features of Heilmann's patent, No.5788, A.D. 1829, of which more hereafter.

B. Woodcroft 1871

May 2, 1829

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GB 6.200                 Daniel Ledsam  &  William Jones

Machinery for making pins, &c.

 

 December 22, 1831

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GB 6.444                           George Beale Brown

Machinery for making pins

A communication from

June 27, 1833

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GB 6.513                  Daniel Ledsam  &  William Jones

Machinery for pointing pins and needles

both of Birmingham, in the county of Warwick, screw manufacturers, for their invention of certain improvements in machinery to be used in the manufacture of pins and needle; six months.

This invention comprises a modification of the inventors' former Patent, GB 6.200.

November 21, 1833

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GB 6.558                                  Miles  Berry

Machinery for making "bolts, rivets, nails, &c."

A communication from

February 19, 1834

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GB 6.578                               Samuel  Slocum

Machinery for making pins

 

March 18, 1834

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GB 6.599                                 John  Bethell

Machinery for making screws, bolts, rivets and pins

 

April 24, 1834

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GB 6.911                               Samuel  Slocum

Manufacture of pins

 

October 22, 1835

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GB 6.917                                  John  Birkby

Pointing wire for pins, &c.

 

October 29, 1835

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GB 6.931           James Cropper  &  Thomas Brown Milnes

Embroidering Machinery

A communication from

November 14, 1835

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GB 7.034                                  John Birkby

late of High Town, but now of Upper Rawfolds, both in Liversedge, near Leeds, in the county of York, card maker, for his invention of improvements in machinery for making needles; 6 months.

March 17, 1836

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GB 7.079                               William  Sneath

Bobbin net machinery

 

May 3 1836

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GB 7.418              Henry Shuttleworth  &  Daniel Taylor

Machinery for making pins

 

August 21, 1837

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GB 7.488                                 Samuel Cocker

of Porter Works, Sheffield, manufacturer, for his invention of improvements in making needles; 6 months.

November, 1837

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GB 7.623                                Francis  Pope

Machinery for making bolts, pins, nails, rivets, &c.

 

April 24, 1838

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GB 7.923                                  Abel Morrall

of the parish of Studley, in the county of Warwick, needle maker, for his invention of certain improvements in the making or manufacturing of needles and in the machinery or apparatus employed therein; 6 months.

January 3, 1839

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GB 8.289                                  Miles  Berry

 

A communication from 

December 2, 1839

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GB 8.606                                  Luke Hebert

of Birmingham, in the county of Warwick, civil engineer, for his invention of certain improvements in the manufacture of needles; 6 months.

August 17, 1840

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GB 8.640                               George Goodman

of Henley-in-Arden and of Birmingham, in the county of Warwick, needle and pin manufacturer, for his invention of certain improvements in the manufacture of mourning and other dress pins; 6 months.

September 24, 1840

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GB 9.036                              William  Newton

Manufacture of pins and pins nails

A communication from

July 28, 1841

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GB 9.054                        William  Walker  Jenkins

Machinery for making pins

August 27, 1841

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GB 9.254                                 George Jarman

of Leeds, in the county of York, flax and cotton spinner, Robert Cook, of Hathersage, in the county of Derby, heckle and needle manufacturer and Joshua Wordsworth, of Leeds aforesaid, machine maker, for their invention of certain improvements in machinery for spinning flax, hemp and tow; 6 months.

February 14, 1842

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GB 9.657                              William  Newton

Pin-making machinery

A communication from

March 7 1843

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GB 10.324

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GB 11.171

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GB 11.620

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GB 12.009

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GB 12.146                 Alexander Southwood Stocker

of York Place, City Road, in the county of Middlesex, gentleman, for his invention of certain improvements in time-teachers and boxes, show cards, or holders for matches, pens, pins, needles and other articles and in the mode or modes of manufacturing the same; 6 months.

May 4, 1848

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GB 12.221

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GB 12.370                               Henry Walker

of Gresham Street, in the city of London, needle manufacturer, for his invention of certain improvements in the process or processes of manufacturing needles; 6 months.

December 16, 1848

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GB 12.462

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GB 12.796

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GB 13.371

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GB 13.415

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GB 13.654

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GB 14.084

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GB 14.184

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GB 14.287

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PATENT LAW AMENDMENT ACT, 1852

 

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1852

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GB 332-1852                         George Barnett

Packing and labeling of needles

of No. 7, Jcwiii Street, in the Parish of Saint Botolph, in the City of London, in the County of Middlesex, for an invention for improvements in packing and labeling of needles for commerce. Provisional protection NOT granted.

October 11, 1852

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GB 437-1852                          Arthur James

of Redditch, in the County of Worcester, Manufacturer, for an invention for an improvement or improvements in needle cases or wrappers. Letters Patent sealed.

October 19, 1852

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GB 597-1852                           Henry Walker

Needle Manufacturer

of Gresham Street West, in the City of London, for an invention for improvements in machinery and apparatus used in cylinder-printing. Provisional protection only.

November 1, 1852

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1853

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GB 99-1853                              Arthur James

of Redditch, in the County of Worcester, for an invention for improvements in means for enclosing needles. Letters Patent sealed.

January 14, 1853

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GB 348                                     Charles  Iles

Pointing wire

 

February 9 1853

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GB 973-1853                           William Beard

of the finn of Kirby, Beard, and Company, of Cannon Street, in the City of London, Pin and Needle Manufacturer, for an invention for improvements in needles and in the manufacture of the same. Provisional protection only.

April 22, 1853

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GB  1.339                                Joseph Morris

of Astwood Bank, near Redditch, in the County of Worcester, Manufacturer, for an invention for an improvement or improvements in the manufacture of envelopes for needles. Letters Patent sealed.

June 1, 1853

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GB 1.357-1853                 Robert Smith Bartleet

of Redditch, in the County of Worcester, for an invention for improvements in the manufacture of needles. Provisional protection only.

June 2, 1853

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GB 1.676-1853                 Robert Smith Bartleet

of Redditch, for an invention for improvements in the manufacture of sewing-machine needles Letters Patent sealed.

July 14, 1853

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GB 1.910

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GB 2.187

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GB 2.860-1853                        Arthur James

of Redditch, in the County of Worcester, Manufacturer, for an invention for improvements in counting, measuring and weighing needles and in preparing papers to receive the same. Letters Patent sealed.

December 9, 1853

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GB 2.947-1853                        Henry Milward

of Redditch, in the County of Worcester, Manufacturer, for an invention for new or improved machinery for manufacturing needles and fish-hooks. A communication. Letters Patent sealed.

December 19, 1853

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GB 2.996

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1854

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GB 664

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GB 1.482

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GB 1.495

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GB 1.980

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1855

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GB 680

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GB 1.019

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GB 1.614

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GB 2.334

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1856

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GB 479

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GB 583

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GB 1.427

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GB 1.475

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GB 2.232

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GB 2.794

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GB 3.014

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1857

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GB 134

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GB 378

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GB 974

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GB 1.074

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GB 1.143

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GB 1.160

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GB 1.246

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GB 1.290

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GB 1.766

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GB 1.932

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GB 2.160

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GB 2.688

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GB 3.175

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1858

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GB 185

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GB 271

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GB 272

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GB 450

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GB 982

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GB 1.112

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GB 1.166

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GB 1.185

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GB 1.320

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GB 1.766

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GB 1.938

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GB 2.151

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GB 2.344

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GB 2.991

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1859

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GB 407

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GB 612

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GB 748

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GB 827

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GB 1.721

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GB 1.784

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1860

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GB 152

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GB 337

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GB 369

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GB 391

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GB 947

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GB 1.327

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GB 1.411

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GB 1.810

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GB 1.974

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GB 2.158

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GB 3.090

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1861

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GB 416

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GB 1.530

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GB 1.599

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GB 1.787

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GB 2.262

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GB 2.368

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GB 2.385

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GB 3.115

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1862

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GB 405

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GB 764

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GB 1.233

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GB 1.415

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GB 1.986

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1863

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GB 770

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GB 1.424

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GB 2.183

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GB 2.352

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GB 3.020

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GB 3.271

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1864

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GB 447

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GB 596

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GB 1.528

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GB 1.788

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GB 2.125

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GB 2.150

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GB 2.224

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GB 2.365

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GB 2.540

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GB 3.236

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1865

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GB 325

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GB 430

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GB 644

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GB 785

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GB 819

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GB 976

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GB 1.331

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GB 1.363

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GB 1.377

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GB 1.685

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GB 1.920

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GB 2.074

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GB 2.532

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GB 2.748

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GB 2.766

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GB 3.086

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GB 3.143

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GB 3.309

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1866

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GB 378

1866

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GB 711

 

March 8, 1866

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GB 867

1866

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GB 1.331

1866

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GB 2.551

1866

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GB 2.576

1866

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GB 2.638

1866

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GB 2.714

1866

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GB 2.835

1866

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GB 3.399                  William Brookes  &  John Mayes

Over-looker of Picking-in Machines

both of Loughborough, in the County of Leicester, Over-looker of Picking-in Machines, Manufacturer of Hosiery, for improvements in the manufacture or production of needles. Letters Patent sealed.

December 27, 1866

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