The collection consists of documents
related to the process of acquiring patents in the United Kingdom in 19
th 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
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this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge.
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commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any
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The collection is open for research use.