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English patents granted before October 1852 were first printed and published in a numbered sequence in the mid-1850s.The numbered sequence runs from GB1 of 1617 to GB14359 of September 1852.Before October 1852, details of granted English patents were simply recorded (enrolled) in the Patent Rolls at the end of a long, cumbersome and costly application process. The details recorded in the Rolls usually included the name, rank and address of the patentee, the title of the invention, a formal recitation of the terms of the monopoly (patent) granted and the date of grant.
The sequence runs from GB1 of 1617 to GB14359 of September 1852.
If a technical specification for any of these patents was found, then its text was transcribed in full and engravings were made of any drawings.
If no specification was found, then just the details of the grant recorded in the Patent Rolls were transcribed.
The transcribed text of each patent and any drawings was then printed and published as a numbered pamphlet.
It is these pamphlets, published in the mid nineteenth century, to which we refer when talking about the British Library’s collection of early English patents.
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The original enrolments of early English patents and any specifications are kept at the National Archives.