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Special Collections Series -- Charles Batchelor Collection -- Patents: Cat. 1321 (1872-1880)
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This book covers the years 1872-1880 and contains printed copies of British patents issued to Edison. The patents relate to several inventions, including printing, automatic, and multiplex telegraphs; the electric pen and autographic press; the telephone; electric lighting; and polyform. All of the patents are complete as issued by the British Patent Office. Many are accompanied by drawings. A few of the patents appear in the form of provisional specifications. A provisional specification in the British patent system was similar to the caveat in the U.S. patent system. It protected the inventor for a period of time prior to the filing of a full specification. The description of the invention and the statement of claims were generally less detailed in a provisional specification than in a full specification. The spine of the book is stamped "Edison's British Patents 1872-1880."

Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.

Document Count: 32
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05/13/1872 Edison, Thomas Alva -- Patents -- Issued
Stock ticker, universal printer, and other printing telegraphs
02/27/1873 Edison, Thomas Alva -- Patents -- Issued
Automatic telegraphy
04/25/1873 Edison, Thomas Alva -- Patents -- Issued
Automatic telegraphy
09/11/1873 Edison, Thomas Alva -- Patents -- Issued
Cellulose, resins, and related products; Automatic telegraphy
02/02/1875 Edison, Thomas Alva -- Patents -- Issued
Multiple telegraphy (duplex, quadruplex)
10/29/1875 Edison, Thomas Alva -- Patents -- Issued
Electric pen and mimeograph; Electric battery
07/26/1876 Edison, Thomas Alva -- Patents -- Applications
Acoustic telegraphy
07/19/1877 Edison, Thomas Alva -- Patents -- Specifications
Telephone; Cylinder phonograph
07/31/1877 Edison, Thomas Alva -- Patents -- Applications
Cellulose, resins, and related products; Automatic telegraphy
04/24/1878 Edison, Thomas Alva -- Patents -- Issued
Metals and minerals; Cylinder phonograph; Disc phonograph
06/15/1878 Edison, Thomas Alva -- Patents -- Issued
Telephone
10/23/1878 Edison, Thomas Alva -- Patents -- Issued
Incandescent lamp; Dynamos and generators; Electrical distribution system
11/07/1878 Edison, Thomas Alva -- Patents -- Issued
Metals and minerals; Incandescent lamp
12/28/1878 Edison, Thomas Alva -- Patents -- Issued
Incandescent lamp; Dynamos and generators; Electrical distribution system
06/17/1879 Edison, Thomas Alva -- Patents -- Issued
Incandescent lamp; Dynamos and generators; Electrical distribution system
09/20/1879 Edison, Thomas Alva -- Patents -- Issued
Telephone
11/10/1879 Edison, Thomas Alva -- Patents -- Issued
Carbon, coal, glass, ceramics; Cellulose, resins, and related products; Incandescent lamp
12/15/1879 Edison, Thomas Alva -- Patents -- Issued
Manufacturing; Incandescent lamp; Vacuum and glass bulb
12/31/1879 Edison, Thomas Alva -- Patents -- Issued
Telephone
01/03/1880 Edison, Thomas Alva -- Patents -- Issued
Dynamos and generators; Central stations; Motors
02/10/1880 Edison, Thomas Alva -- Patents -- Issued
Incandescent lamp; Vacuum and glass bulb; Electrical distribution system
02/11/1880 Edison, Thomas Alva -- Patents -- Issued
Health and medicine; Chemicals, chemical products, and chemical processes
02/11/1880 Edison, Thomas Alva -- Patents -- Issued
Dynamos and generators; Central stations; Electrical distribution system
04/05/1880 Edison, Thomas Alva -- Patents -- Issued
Dynamos and generators; Motors
09/16/1880 Edison, Thomas Alva -- Patents -- Issued
Manufacturing; Incandescent lamp; Vacuum and glass bulb
09/24/1880 Edison, Thomas Alva -- Patents -- Issued
Central stations; Electrical distribution system; Cables, feeders, and other exterior elements
09/25/1880 Edison, Thomas Alva -- Patents -- Issued
Electric traction; Dynamos and generators; Electrical distribution system
09/30/1880 Edison, Thomas Alva -- Patents -- Issued
Dynamos and generators; Electrical distribution system; Motors
10/20/1880 Edison, Thomas Alva -- Patents -- Issued
Dynamos and generators; Ore milling and separation
10/27/1880 Edison, Thomas Alva -- Patents -- Issued
Sockets, fuses, meters, and other interior elements
11/10/1880 Edison, Thomas Alva -- Patents -- Issued
Dynamos and generators
12/08/1880 Edison, Thomas Alva -- Patents -- Issued
Telephone