Dating antiques by patent number

These codes and the manner in which they should be interpreted is the subject of this article.Many observers of Bulova watches are confused by the sometimes seen patent dates stamped on the inside of some Bulova watch cases, and they misinterpret such dates as the time of manufacture.Also please note there are instructions on the site for downloading the tiff program that you will need to view the patent files if you use this site. If you have patented & mechanical antiques that are for sale, please contact us at Antiq [email protected] any of the headings in the left column for more information on specific categories of antiques we are interested inv buying or can help you sell.To see examples of antiques that I currently have for sale please go to our sister site at One of the first types of safes manufactured in the United States was the , which later became known as the Hobnail Safe.

The National Archives has representations for around 2,950,000 designs registered between 18.

Ornamental or decorative designs were registered for copyright under a series of Acts of Parliament (see table headings at section 6).

Registration protected the decorative elements of the design from being copied and manufactured without permission.

They then banded, strapped and secured them with large headed cast iron nails giving it the Although they made the safes of the time to be burglar proof, people also wanted them to be fireproof.

One of the first companies to patent a fireproof safe was the John Scott Safe Company of New York.

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