Item #26564 Alphabetical Index of Patentees of Inventions. Bennet Woodcroft.

Alphabetical Index of Patentees of Inventions

London: Evelyn, Adams & McKay, 1969. Very Good / Very Good. Item #26564

London: Evelyn, Adams & McKay, [1969]. Facsimile Reprint of the 1854 Edition. Quarto; publisher's cloth in decorative white dust jacket; xv,[5],647pp. Jacket extremities rather chipped with short closed tear to rear panel's top margin only just touching text, the whole rather dust-soiled, corners bumped; a Very Good, internally sound copy.

Index provides patent holders in Great Britain from 1617 to 1852 for tools ranging from writing and drawing machines to saws, tea pots, and steam engines. Though women rarely appear, one of the later entries lists Eliza Tonge awarded Patent no. 11775 for an instrument that ornamented glass.

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