British  Patent

GB  955/1770                                                Robert Alsop

A grant unto Robert Alsop, esqre, of his invention of a new species of embroidery for cloathes (to be manufactured in gold or silver on silk ribband and woollen, linnen, cotton, or mohair,) to match any colour, which he calls loom embroidery ; to hold to him, his exors, admors, and assigns, within England, Wales, and town of Berwick-upon-Tweed, and also in the colonies and plantations abroad, for the term of fourteen years pursuant to the statute ; with a clause to inroll the same within four calendar months from the date hereof.

March 22, 1770