British  Patent

GB 3.078/1807          W. Chapman & E. Walton Chapman

A grant unto William Chapman, of the town and county of Newcastle upon Tyne, civil engineer and Edward Walton Chapman, of the same place, rope maker, for their invented method or methods of making a belt or flat band, for the purpose of drawing coals and other minerals up the pits or shafts of mines, and for raising of heavy articles in any situation whatever; 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 one calendar month from the date thereof.

October 30, 1807