The collection consists of documents
related to the process of acquiring patents in the United Kingdom in 19th century. Items
include a patent specification written by Alfred Vincent Newton in 1853 for an “Improved
Sewing Machine,” and a copy of a patent issued to Oliver Louis Reynolds in 1840 for a
“Certain Improvement on Machinery for Producing Stocking Fabric or Framework
Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s)
of this collection has not been transferred to California State University,
Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or
reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond
that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners.
Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of
the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
The collection is open for research use.